We finished renovating our house 10 months ago. That's how long my first fiddle leaf fig plant lasted. Which is a miracle for an indoor plant killer like me.
The end began in February when it dropped about 15 leaves in one day.
That sad little north-facing bay window gets very little sun. So I set out to replace it with something else. I visited Lowe's, Home Depot and a fancy indoor plant nursery. Nothing, nothing and very very pricey.
And then I went to IKEA where I found that fig in the first place.
Hallelujah! And the price. The price! $14.99 to bring one home. I spend more than $14.99 on a bunch of flowers that last a week if I'm lucky. So I found the smallest one and threw it in the car.
Yes, it was the smallest. For 14.99. I still can't believe it.
|Before // After|
It may not last another 10 months, but for that price, I'm willing to try.
Finding a pot in the basement helps change things up, too. I might spray paint it gold... To match the kitchen chandelier??!!
So, for now, I'm still on that bandwagon. It works for me. And $14.99 works for my husband, too.