Oh yeah, I’d water that.

Once upon a time, our fiddle leaf fig was a contained, petite and well-groomed specimen. But these days, the branches of my beloved ficus are pretty sprawled out, each one is in business for itself. Not that I mind that, necessarily. For a while, I thought this particular plant had gone rogue, or at the very least was in a rebellious state against its doting caretakers based on how it looked when we initially brought ‘er home (unfortunately, no pictures exist of that banner moment).

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But this perceived independent streak is not quite as it seems; in fact, after some research I have found that it is my preconceived notion of what this popular house plant ought to look like that is at fault. As it happens, fiddle leafs come in all shapes and sizes, depending on how they are groomed and cared for, which means there’s pretty much a style to fit anyone’s idea of beauty. That’s a pretty swell shrub if I have anything to say about it.

Long and leggy

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I’m digging the different looks the¬†Ficus lyrata can pull off, it’s essentially the Carrie Bradshaw of house plants. I’m gonna go ahead and go out on a limb here (eh, eh?) and say, fiddle leaf fig, you’re my ideal house plant. You’re pretty easy going (Or should I say growing?!), you’re nice to look at and I doubt I’ll ever be bored of you.


3 Comments on “Oh yeah, I’d water that.”

  1. kmom says:

    Looks like it could take over the room left on its own. My ficus has spent all spring and summer outside and I’m wondering if I’ll be able to get it back in the house.

  2. I never knew there could be so many shapes and sizes! We move into our house next weekend and I was looking for something like this, kind of scary when you don’t know what you are getting into… Is there any way to tell what type of shape it may take when buying??

  3. […] Oh yeah, I’d water that. […]


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