Monday, June 16, 2014

Potted Fiddle Leaf Fig

It's been a few months since I bought a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree from Ikea.  It sat in its plastic pot for almost four months.  Yep, four months.  I would go into the store looking for a nice colorful basket to sit it in but never came out with anything I really liked.  It finally hit me when I was going through some things in the garage.  I could just paint a pot I already had.


I started with this chipped up old pot.


I had some blue spray paint in the closet I could use to freshen it up a bit.  The color was Valspar Tropical Oasis.  Before painting, I taped off the white stripe in the middle.  I liked the pattern of it.
 

After a few coats of spray paint, it was ready to go.  I took the tree out of the cheap plastic black pot it came in and re-planted it into my new one.

 


Just another touch of blue in the family room.  Ignore the cable cord and toy balls in the candle holder on the mantle.  I got the blue vase from Homegoods a while back.  They always have a good selection in various colors and shapes.
 

During the day, it usually sits near the back door to soak up all the sunlight.  I also picked up a metal plant stand with casters from Ikea so I can move it back and forth easily between the two spaces.



Now my fiddle leaf fig can feel more at home.  Since I haven't killed it yet, it deserved to be put in a permanent pot.  Has anybody joined the fiddle leaf bandwagon?  I love its full leaves and the ease it takes to care for it.  I water it once a week and wipe the dust off the leaves every now and then.  So far so good.  Let's see how long this one lasts.

 
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2 comments:

  1. it seems to be doing well there! i have a snake plant that i just kept in its pot and plopped it into another pot. didn't even bother to replant it. enjoy!

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  2. Nice and easy refurb! I wish my Ikea had those fiddle leaf figs. But they don't. Wah. :(

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