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Gift Guide: For the Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree Lover

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Gift Guide: For the Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree Lover

December 12, 2018

Is there a fiddle-leaf fig tree lover on your holiday gift list? Some clues: This person fusses happily over houseplants, takes endless photos of a favorite potted tree, and may even use tags such as #mybestfriend when proudly posting leafy snapshots on Instagram.

Keeping a finicky tropical plant alive takes dedication, as we’ve reported before. Show your support for this time-consuming obsession a few holiday gift that celebrates the special relationship between a fiddle-leaf fig tree lover and a favorite houseplant:

Tabletop Tree

From Costa Farms, a live
Above: From Costa Farms, a live 2-to-3-foot-tall Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree (Ficus lyrata) ships in an 8.75-inch black grower’s pot from Amazon.

Consider this small live tree as a sidekick or—worst-case scenario—a replacement to an ailing fiddle-leaf fig tree. (Trust me, I’ve been there: The Fig and I: My First Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree.)

Fiddle Leaf Fig Planter

A stoneware Case Study Cylinder plant stand is available in two colors (charcoal or white, as shown) and comes with a matching Brazilian walnut stand. It is available in three sizes, for from $0 to $5 depending on size, at Pistils Nursery.
Above: A stoneware Case Study Cylinder plant stand is available in two colors (charcoal or white, as shown) and comes with a matching Brazilian walnut stand. It is available in three sizes, for from $160 to $295 depending on size, at Pistils Nursery.

Elevate a fiddle-leaf fig tree with a footed planter to add even more drama to a tall specimen plant.

Humidifier

A one-gallon Crane Drop Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier adds cool mist and moisture to a room and &#8
Above:A one-gallon Crane Drop Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier adds cool mist and moisture to a room and “improves indoor humidity level without the hassle of cleaning or replacing filters,” notes the retailer. It is $51.99 from Target.

Native to temperate rainforests, fiddle-leaf fig trees appreciate all the humidity you have to offer. It’s just one of 11 Ways to Keep Houseplants Happy in Winter.

Fiddle Leaf Fig Art

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Above: An original watercolor painting of a Fiddle Leaf Fig measures 11 by 7.5 inches and is $40 from Ohhmadelinee at Etsy.

Some people keep framed family photos on a nightstand. Others? A framed watercolor on the wall signals devotion to a fiddle-leaf fig tree.

Fiddle Leaf Fig Fertilizer

An 8-ounce bottle of organic Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Food is $.99 from Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Resource.
Above: An 8-ounce bottle of organic Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Food is $17.99 from Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Resource.

Created specifically for fiddle-leaf fig trees, the fertilizer’s ratio of nitrogen, ammoniacal nitrogen, and nitrate nitrogen is designed to stimulate growth.

Watering Can

Made of recyclable plastic, a lightweight Watering Can is $ from Horti.
Above: Made of recyclable plastic, a lightweight Watering Can is $16 from Horti.

Houseplants Book

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Above: “Indoor Green: Living With Plants is a journey into the world of plant lovers. Mr Kitly’s Bree Claffey explores plant-filled spaces around the world, documenting them in beautiful photography and in conversations with the people who inhabit them,” notes Pistils Nursery. A hardcover copy is $39.95.

For more of the best books of the year, see Holiday Gift Guide: 7 Beautiful Books Every Houseplant Lover Needs.

Soil Sensor

 

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Above: A white Smart Monitor from Xiaomi “provides accurate, real-time readings on sunlight, moisture, and temperature” and will alert you if it is time to fertilize the soil. Compatible with iOS and Android, it connects via Bluetooth so a proud fiddle leaf fig tree owner can keep track of growth and development on a minute-by-minute basis; $28.99 from Amazon.

Fiddle Leaf Fig Card

Etsy seller Sketchy Notions designs one-of-a-kind cards, postcards, and art prints. A 5.5-inch-tall Fiddle Leaf Fig Charlie Brown Christmas Tree holiday card comes with one hand-stamped Kraft envelope, wrapped in a cellophane sleeve and is $4.50.
Above: Etsy seller Sketchy Notions designs one-of-a-kind cards, postcards, and art prints. A 5.5-inch-tall Fiddle Leaf Fig Charlie Brown Christmas Tree holiday card comes with one hand-stamped Kraft envelope, wrapped in a cellophane sleeve and is $4.50.

“Every item in the Sketchy Notions shop features original line drawing, watercolors and/or hand-lettering,” notes the seller.

See more growing tips in Fiddle-Leaf Fig Trees: A Field Guide to Planting, Care & Design in our curated guides to Houseplants 101. Still shopping? See more of our Gift Guides, including:

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