This orchid looks exactly as pictured...a nice decorating piece in a beautiful vase with an organic feel with the sticks and greenery. I have it as a display piece on a table in our entry way. It provides a great pop of color to our entry way. From a distance you wouldn't suspect it was fake, but if touched and closer than 1-2 feet you can tell it is fake if you are really examing it. I would recommend it as a decorating piece where people wouldn't be looking at it up close.