Its best not to use plastic/ fabric plants with wire in them. The wire can rust and cause all kinds of problems. If you don't want to buy aquarium plants artificial or real go to a hobby store and look for ones that don't have wire in them. They have several to choose from.
I would never, ever use plastic or cloth plants in an aquarium unless they came from a pet store. You don't know what they are made out of, what dyes may have been used, what curing agents or other chemicals might be on them, etc.
Saving money means nothing if you threaten the health of your fish.
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