I’ve long admired these plants. You’ve probably seen this one in Kirsten Krason’s (6th Street Design School) dining room.
You can find them in many designs including in designs by Jonathan Adler.
They are truly a designer’s go-to plant. Why? Mainly because they look great in a variety of different interiors and truly make a room more interesting due to their sculptural shape.
I am not too great with plants, so I had to wonder, how easy are they to keep alive?
“According to the owner of Noble Planta, you should let the top soil dry out before watering. Then water slowly around the stem first and then around the outside. When you see water in the tray, that is your cue to stop. If there is no tray or saucer, he recommended about 3-4 cups of water. Watering the same day every week is not best because it might need more water one week and less the next. You have to check. He also suggested opening the windows early in the morning so it receives fresh air in the summer. You should also try to give it fresh air in the winter but away from a cold draft. I am excited to own one but I need to buy a planter before it’s ready for its close up.” -Habitually Chic Blog
Here are a few more examples of fiddle leaf fig plants in fabulous rooms.
I finally got one of my own. I bought it at Home Depot this weekend for $35 and it’s close to six feet tall, when in a pot! In general, they are way more expensive – up to $200 for one that size, if you go to a nursery.
This is her, in our breakfast room.
So the test now is if I can keep mine alive. I don’t have a great track record. But it is in a room with great sunlight and I will follow the directions carefully. So, I’ll let you know how hearty they really are.
What do you think of Fiddle Leaf Figs? Do you have any tips on caring for them?
Ignore all instructions on how to care for fiddle leaf figs in the post above. Instead, check out our conclusions on how to care for it here.