If you know me well, you know that I have two black thumbs. I just cannot seem to keep house plants alive. My husband has told me if I cannot keep this round alive, we are moving to silk trees. Let’s hope my thumbs turn green soon.
I was recently in a lifestyle shop in Houston called Mecox and they had the most beautiful Fiddleleaf Fig Trees on display. They had them planted in these amazing woven basket planters. When I approached the saleswoman about the trees she told me they were $800+ plus the cost of the basket, which was marked $300+. Hello, for a tree and a basket? What the hell? These people had clearly never been to Marshall’s Home Goods.
The next time I was in the shop I approached a different salesperson and asked where they purchased their Fiddleleaf Fig Trees, they responded with Tall Plants off of I-1o. You see, I had grown obsessed with the look and was not going to stop until I had the perfect set up in my living room. Tall Plants was 2 minutes from my house. I made a quick pit stop and bought a $35 woven basket and was able to get my real Fiddleleaf Fig Tree for $125.
I think you will agree once you have looked at all these amazing photos, the Fiddle Fig Tree really adds an interesting and unusual look to a room. The Ficus Pandurata or Fiddleleaf Fig grows best in a high to medium high light environment and is an interesting variation on the standard well known Ficus elastica rubber plant.
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