Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Tuesday, January 28, 2014






My birthday is coming up soon (too soon!) and I have been trying (and failing) to think of something to treat myself with that isn't in the price range of, say, a new couch. But the other day while I was reading about Lauren's lemon tree over at Still + Life, it prompted me to remember that I have really been wanting a fiddle leaf fig tree (ficus lyrata). I love indoor plants and I really love figs. The problem is I have killed every plant I have ever had in my house, and it's literally almost immediate - I bring them in and they just wilt and wither before my eyes. I did a little research awhile back and found conflicting information that they are both easy to care for and difficult to care for. Obviously I really need the former to be true in order to invest in one of these living beauties. But I would love to have a big pop of greenery in my house (maybe little plants just aren't my thing?). I might have to try it and see if I'd fair better with one of these because I love the way they look and breathe life in all of these images and I just really want in on some of that. 

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27 comments:

  1. The idea of having a fig tree inside the home is somehow cool. And makes me think of summer...This post reminded me how much I want one myself!

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  2. Those figs are gorgeous! I wish we could decorate with plants; I'd love one in my living room. Alas, we have one room that plants love so they're all huddled in there at the moment, like a wee jungle. You need a Neel to come and care for it for you, Birthday Girl. XO

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  3. Get the plant! This winter has gone on way too long without seeing some sort of greenery. Oh and did you figure out which rug to get? And when is your bday??!

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  4. i absolutely love fiddle leaf fig trees but have heard they are quite difficult to care for. since i have a black thumb i have been scared to purchase any sort of indoor plant {even though i love how they look and the health benefits they provide}, but if you get one i'd love to know how it does!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://www.dreamsinhd.blogspot.com

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  5. OH my gosh-- I would LOVE to have one of these indoor trees! But like you, I tend to be a plant killer! If you decide to indulge please let me know if ends up being easy to care for!!!!!!

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  6. Oh I love these. So my husband and I both love the look of indoor plants...but he always insists on this horrifying fake palm looking things. I've had to trash 3. Can't handle it. I real one would be amazing. I wonder if we would kill it though. Now you've got me wanting to at least give it a go!

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  7. Those are beautiful indeed! You've got nice big windows for it too. I would love something like this in my house, I've recently had to re-home all my plants b/c of my cat trying to eat them, but these are nice because of the height. Happy (almost) birthday! XO

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  8. I love plants too. give it a go. these things change over time. you may have developed a green thumb and just not noticed it yet :)

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  9. I kill a lot of plans too- unless they like a succulent type plant. Its a lovely plant :) and your birthday!! let the party begin..

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  10. I feel like everyone in the "blog world" is amazing at caring for plants and they photograph all their beautiful succulents at every turn. But for me and plants it's death at every turn too, I'm glad we're in this together. I bought 5 different succulents over summer at a great 5$ sale! I was so happy with them and they even made the 3 day drive with no problems. But a few weeks later I turned around and one was dead. Then another. Then another. I even tried to save one by snipping a healthy leaf and regrowing it but for some reason the cat ate it. But I'm happy to report my aloe vera plant is prospering, even though I'm afraid to go near it or walk by it or look at it the wrong way in case I offend it and it dies too.

    I wish you love and long life with your fig tree if you decide to go for it, double that love for you on your birthday!

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  11. it's funny that you should post this because both steven and i love this tree and have been keping our eyes out for one. we get a lot of sunlight in our living room and it would be really perfect. however, i too thought i heard that they were easy to care for - not hard! i can't even keep rosemary alive!

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