Realistic plants

I wanted to make some realistic plants for use in the scene attached below, has anyone had success doing this? What’s the best way to go about it? How do you effectively duplicate the leaves around a stem?

I figured I’d try something like this:

Thanks for your help!


The first link on a google search gives this site. Look at how the models you can download are made. There is also a tutorial on the site

It appears as though the models on that website are mostly done in a program called ngPlant which takes care of the part I have questions about.

I think I’m just going to have a crack at it and see what I can come up with.