Although we will always be staunch advocates of genuine live planting, the look and shape of them can be reproduced for use in areas that might struggle to sustain beautiful live foliage all year round with replica planting. View the gallery below to see some stunning examples.

Aureo Case Study
Replica planting offers a ‘real’ alternative in interior landscaping

Replica Planting Benefits

Highly convincing modern techniques mean that replica plants can look near-identical to their organic counterparts. Requiring little maintenance other than an occasional dusting and shaping, replica plants can be used to create eye-catching displays and have the added benefit of being placed in almost any location – regardless of the prevailing temperature or light levels.

With the ability to maintain their lustre in uncongenial conditions, replica plants can be effective in offering a consistent display whether your location has either extremes of light or where there may be major fluctuations in or potential for temperatures to drop below 14 ˚C

NESCOT Select Replica Plants for Skills Park

When looking for ways to enhance the plush interior of its fantastic new facility in Epsom, the North East Surrey College of Technology selected Aureo as its design partner for specifying a scheme of highly-realistic and durable replica planting.

The college boasts an impressive sports centre, two theatres, a graphic design and print service and its own hair & beauty salon, appropriately named ‘Innovation’.

The bright, airy and modern architecture that welcomes visitors and students has been brought to life with a well thought out specification of replica interior plants including Phalaenopsis orchids, ornamental grasses, Japanese bamboo, Sansevieria, Buxus Spirals and a huge Ficus Benjamina that was hand built on site due to its sheer size. All interior planting was fixed within polished white Cubic™ tapered square planters using the complete spectrum of sizes available. View the image gallery below for the finished project.

Practical Solutions to Transformation

The transformative project has brought elegance and panache to the college’s reception area. In a busy college environment, live planting is potentially at risk of damage and the regular maintenance regime required for live planting could have been challenging because of accessibility issues. In addition, the specification included a huge 5m specimen which, to install as a live plant would have been prohibitive both practically and financially.

The college’s marketing department, (involved from the start because of their role in how the building reflects the brand) said:

“We are very happy with the plants, thank you! There has been lots of positive feedback and even a few queries about who’s going to water them… ”

Another representative said:

“The plants look fantastic; it’s given the skills park a completely different feel.”

Cabinet Top Replica Planting for Furniture Specialists

In another successful project involving replica planting, Aureo was selected to assist KI Europe, a leading supplier of furniture for the workplace and educational institutions. KI Europe found that replica planting met their specific needs when planning enhancements to its newly refurbished London headquarters.

Cabinet top planting, with all its benefits, was the requirement for this project. A careful balance of style as well as the ‘volume’ of foliage was important so as not to be too overpowering, architectural and structured to compliment the clean lines of the new environment. Ornamental grasses of a specific pot size were the final choice with an upright contemporary silhouette, with the added benefits of being no obstruction to persons accessing the cabinets, and with low dust-collecting potential. A range of species was researched and the final selection was made following experiments with samples provided pre-installation. The customer is now proposing a similar scheme for one of its client’s who are also refurbishing their offices.

Watch the time-lapse video here:

Distinctive replica planting by Aureo is the convincing alternative where live plants may not be a viable proposition.

Contact us today to discover how your premises will benefit.

What people are saying about Aureo

Thank you for all the work you and your team do, ensuring our plants are cared for and providing suitable replacements when required.
The installation was really smooth, and we are pleased with the new machine. Thanks for your time with this.  I will make sure we are in touch when the review of coffee machines happens.
I have been dealing with Aureo for many years, always found them to be competitively priced and easy to deal with, the customer service is always excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending Richard and his team.
Thank you for the biscuits, what a suprise. Its always a pleasure doing business with Aureo.
The feedback is very positive; the staff appreciate the new options available and the pleasant new machines.
I just wanted to thank you for your hard work and support over the last couple of weeks during my absence in arranging for the installation of our new vending machines.
All has gone smoothly. Thank you for making our machine switch over so easy.
The coffee machines are operating very well and are a joy to clean as the process is so much easier than the previous models
Just a quick thank you for our new machine, it is proving to be quite the success! Thank you to you and Gary for your help and efficient service
The service we have received so far has been second to none and the quality of the drinks and the machine itself is of a really high quality. I’m just sorry it took us so long to get around to making a change with the hot drinks we provide to staff!
We have had the coffee machine installed now for less than a week on a trial basis.  I don’t think there’s any way our staff will let us hand this back now!
What a transformation!  Real plants in our new offices have been very enthusiastically received by all our staff and visitors and have created a positive improvement to the overall atmosphere.  Thank you Aureo!
Our bottled water has been supplied by Aureo for several years now. Their staff are friendly, they provide an efficient service and fast delivery. On many occasions, we have received our delivery within hours of ordering.
The plant displays and your service levels are a distinct improvement to our old provider – my only regret is that we didn’t switch earlier.
Having used Aureo’s services for some time, I have found them to be professional, prompt and always reasonably priced. Their service is very good and the new Flavia Coffee machine we have installed is a big hit with our customers.
I’m so sorry, I have just realised that I didn’t say a huge thank you for the wonderful plants that you arranged so quickly for us. Everyone was really impressed, they do look great. Thank you!
Aureo provide an excellent service. They always deliver our order next day without exception. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They have a wide selection of products to choose from which we can offer our clients. Thank you.
I just wanted to say thank you for our plants – they arrived this morning and look really good. I have already had comments from staff and also our building manager who may be contacting you regarding changing her supplier!
We have been using Aureo to provide hot water for our staff refreshments for the past two years; we have found this method an excellent alternative to boiling kettles which tend to be uneconomic and time wasting.
I have just arrived back in the office to see our new plants, they look very nice :) very pleased!! Thank you
Just wanted to say over the past four years, the service we have received from Aureo has been second to none.  We would thoroughly recommend Aureo as a company with first class customer service. Many thanks