I have to be honest about these, they do look fake and they had a plastic smell upon opening, nonetheless I still think they look great when placed in the right location. Based on how my living room is laid out these are on a shelf where no one walks by so they are only seen from a distance. They definitely do the trick in adding some greenery but upon close inspection it’s obvious they are fake. However, I have never once saw a perfectly shaped ball topiary on someone’s desk or shelf and made the assumption it was real, but that’s just me! I still think they are cute and are priced right!