Let me start by saying I do not have a green thumb. Not at all! I try…I hope. Indoor plants just don’t survive in my home. It might have something to do with the fact that I forget to water them. We do have some greenery in our house, but let me be completely honest now – they are 2 lighted fake ficus trees that I bought at a home staging sales 6 years ago. Totally sad – don’t you think?
I first saw this plant in Bri of DesignLoveFest’s home tour and fell in LOVE. What kind of plant is it? Why its a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree. It’s official name is Ficus Lyrata. Don’t I sound so official? I’m digging the big leaf and the structure of it.
So I’m wondering to myself, could I keep this lovely plant alive. What does it require? How much care?
Here are a few stats:
Light: Moderate to bright light | OK – it can go in the bedroom, but not the dining room because that room tends to be darker.
Watering: Moderate to low | I could set an alarm on my calendar to remind myself to water it.
Poisonous: Yea – keep away from little kiddos and pets. My kiddo is 12 so he won’t mess with it and I’ll keep Zippy away from it.
Prune: Once a year – no problem
Dust it: The leaves can get dusty so give it a once over with a duster once a week – no problem.
I think I can do this. I want a tall one like Bri’s and the one’s in this image below. I’m loving those orange planters.
I loved this plant so much I rented them for an event that kicked off in San Francisco this week. They just look fabulous in the space. Next week, I go on the search to see where I can buy one of these babies.