Everyone loves the fiddle leaf fig; with its gorgeous waxy, emerald leaves it's easy to see why - it adds color, texture and interest to any space, but despite their popularity, they can be difficult to find and are a tad on the pricey side when you do. I picked up this one below from Home Depot last year, threw it in a seagrass basket and enjoyed the pop of color it added to my breakfast area/living room for almost a year until the leaves turned brown and fell off. I quickly replaced it with a second one, but it committed suicide less than a month later, despite my best efforts. Everything I've read online says they are relatively easy to keep alive, but I've never had any luck. So when I found a live six footer a few months ago at a local nursery for $80, I hesitated buying it and ended up passing it up. I'd rather spend the money on something that wouldn't croak a few weeks later.
I'm not a fan of fake flowers or plants. At all. I will take the real thing over faux six days of the week and twice on Sunday, but lately, retail shops have been pumping out faux versions of the fiddle leaf fig and it begs me to ask....would you ever buy one? It would have to be a pretty darn good fake for me to buy one, but I have to say, the loveliness of this plant and the freshness it brings to a space has me seriously considering splurging on a faux. Here are some lovelies (that are real) that helped get me on board loving this plant in the first place:
Grant K. Gibson
Grant K. Gibson
So...would you ever shell out the big bucks for a faux fiddle leave fig? I'd love to know!