Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fiddle Leaf Fig FEVER

Like many other "pinners" on Pinterest, I have fallen hard for the Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree. And after browsing through my new blog crush's home and seeing all the leafy green plants that add such life to her rooms, I finally ordered my beloved tree.

I browsed the internet to find a retailer that sells the popular plant in my area and came across Houston Interior Plants.  I decided to order one for my office (at work) first and when it arrived, I knew I needed one for our house.

Houston Interior Plants sells them for $129 and delivers them for free in the Houston area. I reasoned that even if I could find one cheaper somewhere else, I don't know how I'd get it home, so I think the price is worth it. Also, Gloria, the owner is a delight to work with! I found out when I called to order the plant for my office that they service our firm (supplying and caring for the plants at our office)- small world!  

I wanted to put the tree in our living room, in this little corner that's been taken over by the toys of a certain 2-year old. 

Bye, Bye Brobee!

Hello Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree!

The tree needs a lot of light, so I might have to move it occasionally.  And you're supposed to keep the soil moist, but not overwater.  I was told to check it once a week and it may need about a quart of water.  We'll see, fingers crossed!