How often do you see fiddle leaf fig plants in offices, restaurants, and homes? With their large, glossy leaves and eye-catching curves, it’s no wonder they seem to be everywhere these days. Today, we’re going to explore what has caused the rise of fiddle leaf fig plants, as well as discuss whether or not this trend will last.
How Fiddle Leaf Fig Plants Got So Popular
Like many trends, the fiddle leaf fig’s popularity can be traced back to celebrities and social media. In 2012, Beyoncé was photographed with a fiddle leaf fig tree in her office, and since then, these plants have been popping up all over Instagram and Pinterest. But there’s more to the fiddle leaf fig’s appeal than just its good looks.
These plants are relatively easy to care for, which makes them a great option for busy people or anyone who doesn’t have a green thumb. And if you live in a small space, you can get by with a mini fiddle leaf fig plant. Whatever the reason for its popularity, there’s no denying that the fiddle leaf fig is having a moment.
Designers like Taylor Swift’s house tour, stylists on shoots and lifestyle bloggers are touting this plant as the new it plant. With so much interest in the fiddle leaf fig and such high demand, it’s possible we’re seeing peak fiddle leaf.
The rise of the succulent has made it even harder for some to compete with this particular type of greenery. Succulents are affordable and versatile- they work well both indoors and outdoors, in containers or ground level; they look good displayed solo or as part of a collection; they’re durable enough to withstand low light conditions without getting sickly; and their individual shapes often create interesting patterns when combined together.
What Makes Them Great Indoor Plants
Fiddle leaf figs are a great indoor plant for a number of reasons. They’re easy to care for, they look great, and they purify the air. Plus, they’re low maintenance and can tolerate a wide range of conditions. If you’re looking for a plant that will make a statement in your home, a fiddle leaf fig is a great option.
Even better, it’s versatile enough to suit most any décor scheme from traditional to modern. You might even consider it as an alternative Christmas tree! There are so many benefits of having a fiddle leaf fig, it’s hard to say what’s best about them.
How To Care For Them
Though they’re often seen as low-maintenance, fiddle leaf figs actually require a fair amount of care. They need bright, indirect light and consistent watering (about once a week), but be careful not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot. Keep an eye out for pests, as well, and treat accordingly if you see any. With proper care, your fiddle leaf fig can thrive for years to come. If you have one in your home or office, it’s important to keep them in their natural habitat with plenty of humidity.
Be sure to place them on their side rather than upright; that way, water won’t get trapped at the base of the plant and will allow it to stay healthy. Finally, don’t forget about all those sharp leaves! You’ll want to regularly clean off dust from these leaves by spraying them with warm water or wiping them down with a damp cloth. The leaves may also begin to turn brown and droop as time goes on.
In cases like this, repotting is required. Don’t worry, though: I promise that repotting is much easier than it sounds! Simply move the pot around and give it a good shake to loosen up some soil before placing the plant back inside.
If roots are peeking out, simply clip them away with scissors or shears before replacing soil around the roots. Then, simply add new soil as needed until there’s enough room for a new growth spurt. Now that you know how easy these plants are to take care of, go ahead and order one today.
Get Your Hands on One Today
Fiddle leaf figs are all the rage these days. With their large, glossy leaves, they make a statement in any room. If you’re looking to add one to your home, act fast! These plants are in high demand and can be difficult to find. Here’s where to look for a fiddle leaf fig if you don’t have any luck at your local nursery:
- Look for mail order options on sites like Amazon or Target.
- Check out eBay for online sellers with lots of inventory.
- Contact plant nurseries to see if they have fiddle leaf figs in stock or know where else you might be able to find them locally. •Ask friends, neighbors, coworkers and family members to see if they have one that is willing to part with it.
If none of those options work out, consider an alternative indoor plant like an artificial fern or palm tree instead. They may not last as long as a live plant but offer similar benefits (decorating your space) without all the fuss. Just remember, when purchasing a faux plant, choose a plastic container over Styrofoam because the latter has been shown to release toxic chemicals into the air.