Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Mail Order Fiddle Leaf Fig

I may be the last decorator in America to get on the Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree train! I have searched high and low for years and could not find one. I looked at every big box store and even at high end garden centers to no avail. Then one day as I was reading the Copy Cat Chic blog, there was a copy cat room that included a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree and there was a link for a tree by mail order from none other than Home Depot!!!! It was less than $20 so I decided to take a chance. I am so glad that I did.

fig tree on porch in summer a

It has done very well.

fiddle leaf fig tree delivery a

It was very well packed when it arrived at my door.

fiddle leaf fig tree delivery b

fiddle leaf fig tree delivery c

The new plant was probably 18 to 20 inches tall above the soil line.

fiddle leaf fig care tag a

fiddle leaf fig care tag b

unpacking the fiddle leaf fig

It has been easy to care for. I keep I on the dry side as opposed to over watering. I have left it on the porch for 2 weeks while we were on vacation in the middle of summer and it did fine.

new fiddle leaf fig

I sat the pot inside a $10 Walmart olive bucket.

fig tree 8-14 a

The photo above was taken a year later.

fig tree on porch in summer b

IMG_8096fig tree 8-14 b

You can see from the comparison shot above how much it grew in one year.

fiddle leaf fig tree winter b

During the winter months, it stays next to the fireplace in our sun room.

fiddle leaf fig tree winter a

It is doing very well in this spot too.

fiddle leaf fig tree w yardstick

I took one picture next to a yardstick just for reference. I don’t know that I have ever ordered a plant online before but I have been more than happy with this purchase.

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I’m linking to Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style and to Grace at Home at Imparting Grace.