I know you must have noticed that there are Fiddleleaf Fig (ficus lyrata) trees all over the magazines. I seem to see them everywhere and I’m afraid I’ve fallen for them too. My sister has a Fiddleleaf in her master bedroom that she’s had for years, so she was ahead of this popular plant fad. I’ve been on the lookout, but haven’t spotted them at my local big box store, so made a point to visit a Pike Nursery here in my town, since I was sure they had them. And they did!
If you’ll notice in the magazines, there are lots of them out there.
They make beautiful accent plants in a corner of a room and add so much life to a space.
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I can’t imagine living without plants now and love surrounding myself with many of them.
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What a statement these Fiddleleaf Figs make with their rich green leathery leaves.
Mine landed in my bedroom in front of the window and I hope I can keep it alive. Let’s hope this Ficus variety is not as persnickety as the old ficus trees have been. Ever lose all the leaves on a ficus? Yes, yes I have! My sister has had good luck with hers, so hopefully I will too.
This one came from Pike Nursery and was $40.
Those vibrant green leaves work well in my bedroom and fills up this corner.
I got that pretty planter at the Ballard Designs outlet in Roswell.
Hello Fiddleleaf Fig, welcome to my world!
Do you have a Fiddleleaf and are you going to try one too?
I love those, too, and have just the spot for one. But I am so not good with plants. I’m not sure if I over-water or under-water.
I had one I received as a housewarming gift about 15 years ago. I finally allowed it to kick the bucket about three years ago after it became leggy and unattractive. As it became larger, it needed more light than I could give it. The other challenge is keeping those enormous leaves dust-free. Otherwise, they are easy plants to grow.
I have had a fiddle leaf fig since June when my local florist ordered one for me. It has lost several leaves and is not yet thriving, but is still kicking. I did move it away from a vent for fear the air and heat (winter) would kill it. good luck!
Elaine in Laguna says
I love indoor plants. I had a wonderful old school ficus for decades until a few weeks ago. The temperamental weather finally got to it. So I’m up for trying this new style fiddleleaf. I also enjoy my spider plants and African violets. Love the look of the tree you got in the Ballard planter. Great choice of location for it, too! Makes your bedroom even nicer!
I’ve had a Fiddle Leave Fig for at least 10 years. Last spring, it lost all it’s leaves and I thought it had died. I was upset because I really loved the look of it in the corner of my den. I put it out on my porch in a shaded area. Viola! It came back, a tiny leaf at a time and now is about 3 ft high and looking beautiful!. I love these plants! Over the years I’ve cut branches that got too tall and just stuck them in the dirt and they lived. This post makes me want another one … might just have to visit the plant nursery this weekend!
Kelly - Talk of the House says
Love them! And yes, I have lost all the leaves on the old ficus trees too…many times over. I seem to have a talent for killing plants. I have read that the fiddle leaf is much easier to care for…just likes a sunny window and not much water at all. Sounds like something do-able. BUT I have been looking for one for months, and have not located one yet. Have you seen a 6 foot tall one anywhere? I suppose we will have to drive to Atlanta for this. Yours looks perfect in your room there!
Rhoda, I have wanted a Fiddle Leaf for the longest time!! I want to get it from a reputable Nursery and they are very expensive!
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Lynne S. N. says
So glad you posted this blog. We’re almost finished with a large sunroom addition to our house and your blog on the fiddle leaf fig sent me to To-Mar Nursery in Columbus, Georgia for one, plus a cobalt blue pot for it. It looks great in a corner of this light-filled (26 windows) room and I hope that it’ll last for years. I love the size, texture, and colour of the leaves. Keep up all the good work on your blog. I really enjoy reading the articles and appreciate the variety.
THank you, Lynne for sharing that! Love that you went out and got one too.