Thursday, May 22, 2014
Who would have thought that a house plant could be trendy?
Certainly not I...
But there's no doubt that fiddle leaf figs are totally trending. They're EVERYWHERE.
No wonder. They're really cool-looking with their lush, sculptural leaves. I wanted one so bad!
But for a small-town girl like me, finding this trendy ficus proved to be a challenge. Mature plants go for several hundred dollars, which is wayyy out of my price range. I heard rumors that big box stores like Lowe's and Home Depot carry immature plants at reasonable prices, but I checked several stores to no avail.
Ikea carries them for just $12.99, but they don't ship them and I live nowhere near this Swedish promised land.
I googled 'where to buy a fiddle leaf fig' about a million times before I thought to search for its scientific name.
Apparently, these fab trees go by the name Ficus lyrata and Ficus pandurata and Home Depot sells them online for less than $17 here. I was so excited, I ordered one on Saturday, it arrived on Wednesday and here it is!!
Obviously it needs to be re-potted into something cool, and it has a ways to grow before it gets as tall as my inspiration plants, but I'm pretty excited about it!
I've named it the Notorious F.I. G.
Let's hope for a better outcome.