Yes, I know, the blogosphere is already completely saturated with talk and pictures of Fiddle Leaf Figs. Today I’m going to add to that saturation.
Recently, I’ve been spotting this beautiful tree, which I later found out to be the Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus Lyrata), in practically every design magazine that exists.
Of course, I just love it. So, after some research, I figured out it’s name and then did some searching online to see where I could buy one ASAP.
I had absolutely zero luck. And, obviously, there was no where around town that sold them. Bummer.
But wait, this story has a happy ending. I love happy endings.
On a recent trip to my brother’s house, I spotted one at a local nursery with my Sister-in-law. While I was super excited, the tree didn’t look lush or very healthy. I assume it probably just needed repotted. At $120, I passed.
When I returned home, I causally searched ebay, as I had done before, expecting to find nothing. Then, like a beam of light through the clouds, there is was a listing for a Fiddle Leaf Fig! I honestly felt like I won the lottery.
I checked the listing and there were two left. I bought them both.
So, yeah, they are both pretty small around now. They are clippings that were rooted from a ‘mother tree.’ Each plant was $14.
The plants came barefoot, so I bought some clearance ceramic pots and got them planted. According to the care instructions, my new trees (officially named Bonnie and Clyde – hence the title of this post) like to be outside this time of year.
Once things get’s too cold outside they will move into the dining room. This is where I’d like to keep at least one of these. Preferably the taller one, Bonnie.
And for pots I found on clearance at Wal-mart, they fit it kind of perfectly. Don’t you think?
Either way, I’m so exited to have found them. Even in spite of their small size, I love them to pieces. So wish me luck! Here’s hoping Bonnie and Clyde are around for years to come.
What are your thoughts on the ‘Fiddle Leaf Fig Trend’? Love them? Hate them? Couldn’t care less?