For the past few months I have been obsessed with Fiddle Leaf Figs. I’ve noticed their rise in popularity in every shelter magazine and unless you’ve been under a rock, I’m sure you haven’t escaped seeing these Fiddle Leaf beauties everywhere, either. Why have these plants become the interior design standard in the past year? Well, just look at them. Fiddle Leaf Figs grow tall and lean and have beautiful heads of large, lush, emerald green leaves. These trees are so incredibly sculptural that it’s like adding a living work of art to a room. These attributes also work well with just about any style, from country to modern. So, to get back to my obsession. The more I saw these lovelies, the more I needed one of my very own. I had visions of a beautiful, tall Fiddle Leaf Fig standing behind the club chair in my living room. I searched local nurseries as well as Home Depot, without finding the perfect one, that wasn’t hundreds of dollars. Just when I was debating on how much I should actually spend for something that may not make it past a few months, (read black thumb explained in my previous blog article), I was directed to a shelf with some baby Fiddle Leaf Figs by the very helpful plant lady at a local nursery. These babies were adorable and were only $10.99! They still had the same sized-leaves as their mature counterparts, but were only one foot tall instead of six. I had to adjust my vision of seeing a tall tree in my living room, but for that price I could definitely purchase a Fiddle Leaf Fig and not be too devastated if it didn’t survive. This smaller option would provide me the chance to see if the spot I want the Fiddle Leaf Fig to go in has a sufficient amount of light. These plants are known to be somewhat finicky and need to be in a brightly lit area. I purchased the baby Fiddle, planted it in a white earthenware pot and sat it on a wooden drum table right in front of the window. And, I can’t tell you how much I love this baby Fiddle! It has given the space such character that I don’t even mind that it’s only a baby. I really do hope it likes its new home. Wish me luck!
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