Fiddle Leaf Fig and Kmart Planter – Indoor Decor for Less!

January 13, 2015

fiddle leaf fig ficus lyrata plantHey Hey Diddle Diddle…The cat and the fiddle…

Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata) that is!  I picked one up recently from Bunnings.  I have been looking for awhile now and I jumped over the moon when I saw them! Well worth the wait.

fiddle leaf fig ficus lyrata leavesFiddle Leaf Fig plants have such beautiful large leaves. The ceramic white planter is also from Bunnings and the faux mid century planter stand is from Kmart – only $6.50!  I might spray paint it metallic copper. These Kmart planters have been very popular – they look great for a fraction of the cost of a real mid century planter.

Do you have a favourite houseplant?

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5 Comments

  • Reply Dani January 15, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Oh wow! I’m going to have to head on down to Bunnings and get myself one of these! :)

    PS. Hooray for a fellow QLD blogger!

    • Reply Adorablest January 15, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      Hello! We might get some relief from the hot, humid weather under those big leaves :)

  • Reply chaoticitzi January 19, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    I love plants but I think it is developing into an addiction by now, My problem is that I don’t tend to remember their names – I just want them for their beauty!
    I love plants with different textures and colours.
    Would you know what this one is called? It is my current favourite one!
    http://organisingchaosblog.com/2015/01/09/thinking-outside-the-pot-a-cocktail-bowl/

    Thanks, Itzi @ OrganisingChaosBlog.com

    • Reply Adorablest January 22, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      Hi Itzi, I think your plant is a Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina). Yes it can turn into an addiction! I notice in your blog you mention “I have set myself a limit of buying a maximum of 1 plant a month this year” … You said BUYING, but do cuttings from friends count! hehe 😉

      • Reply chaoticitzi January 22, 2015 at 7:22 pm

        Cuttings don’t count, definitely! I brought 2 cuttings from Spain last summer and they are doing very well!!! It might be time to get bigger pots… and then I have to fill the smaller pots… It’s all go!!! :-)

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