How are you with keeping houseplants?
Do you have beautiful, thriving plants scattered about your house?
If you answered yes to the above questions, could you please pass on your secrets of success to me?
You see, my history with houseplants is not so good. Not so good at all.
In fact, I decided quite some time ago, that I just wouldn’t ever have a houseplant again – it wasn’t fair to the plant community in general.
But then, all sorts of beautiful fiddle leaf fig trees started popping up across every blog, every Instagram feed, and every Pinterest image as far as the eye could see, and I found myself falling in deep fiddle leaf fig love.
And let’s be honest, isn’t fiddle leaf fig just fun to say? 🙂
So I took the fiddle leaf fig leap and ordered a little tree of my own.
I decided to order mine from Home Depot. I’ve read of others finding their plants from Amazon, but after comparing reviews, I decided to give the Home Depot fiddle leaf a try. It arrived quickly and in beautiful condition – I have no complaints whatsoever.
I read that they don’t like to be overwatered – great news because I’ll probably forget to water it on a regular basis – and that I should allow it to settle in to its surroundings for about a week before repotting it, so I have it tucked into a galvanized metal planter I had hanging out in the basement for now. I’m not quite sure what its permanent potted home will be yet.
My little tree isn’t very tall, so I grabbed an old stool that used to be my Grandfather’s to give it a little boost, and then dragged the blanket ladder over to the corner so it would have a friend.
I’ve been looking for something to put in that corner for months. Fiddle leaf fig for the win! 🙂
I’m hoping my bad plant karma will change, and that I can get this plant to grow big and tall and more tree-like. Although, I do believe this particular fiddle leaf is more like a bush than the single stalk trees that I usually see… Do any of you have a fiddle leaf fig tree? If you do, can you share any tips for fiddle leaf fig success? Please and thank you very much. 🙂