These plants look real because they are made from real preserved plants! OASIS ILLUSIONS preserved palms are made from actual palm leaves. Our leaves are harvested without any harm to the live tree. Then, they are transformed through a proprietary scientific systemic process. This process also makes the leaf internally fire retardant, not topically, perfect for the strictest commercial fire codes. Then we custom build your all natural palm trunk to your specifications from real palm bark. Assembly is simple: the preserved leaves / palm fronds will fit right into the receiver holes in the top of the trunk. A preserved palm tree can either be cemented into a pot or we can provide a base plate to mount onto the floor. Click here to read more about our Preserved Trees.