Artificial Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

This product has been discontinued.

Categories: Large Plants, Office Plants, Trees, Ficus Trees

Reviews & Questions

Here's Everything You Need To Know

What options are there?

Your fiddle leaf fig tree will arrive in a small black travel pot measuring 15cm wide by 13cm tall. The tree itself comes in two sizes, 150cm and 90cm tall. the 150cm tree measures approximately 150cm tall from the ground up, between 50cm and 67cm tall at the widest point (depending on how you arrange the foliage) and has three stems separating off with clusters of deep green leaves. The 90cm tree measures... with .. stems.

Will you be able to tell it’s not real?

The artificial fiddle leaf fig features attractive two tone foliage. This highlights newer ‘growing’ leaves making the tree even more realistic. The stem is incredibly realistic and each leaf features natural looking veins in a lighter shade of green.

Where should you use it?

A real ficus lyrata (as the fiddle leaf is scientifically known) loves bright spaces away from any drafts, so your artificial version will look perfectly natural anywhere like this within your home or office.

They’re popular with designers due to the fact that they suit a range of interior styles from minimal to industrial. Use your new faux fiddle leaf fig in your hallway, kitchen, bedroom or lounge for a modern splash of bold greenery that will make your friends and family wonder how on earth you manage to keep it looking so good.

When the fiddle leaf fig tree, this is what you need to do:

  1. Unpack
  2. When your new tree arrives, it will be securely packed in a strong cardboard box. In the event that your tree has arrived damaged, please let us know as soon as you can.

  3. Arrange
  4. After you’ve removed all of the packaging and recycled where possible, you may notice that the foliage is pointing upright or looking very bunched together. There’s no need to worry as this is normal with faux trees and will only take a few minutes to correct.

    Firmly bend out each branch and leaf into a more natural position. It may be easier to use our photos or images of a natural fiddle leaf fig to help you. Some of the leaves may have slight creases in them which can just be straightened out by running your hands over them and any that remain will drop out over the next week. Once you’re happy with the overall look, you’ll have a beautiful looking tree that will stay that way for many years to come.

  5. Re-pot
  6. The fiddle leaf fig tree comes in a small travel pot, but we really recommend re-potting it into a larger more attractive planter. Not only does this increase the stability, but it also makes it look more natural and much more attractive in our opinion.

    To re-pot your new artificial tree, pick out a pot slightly larger than the black travel pot it comes in. Place your tree and the original black pot into your new planter, fill in any gaps with sand, stones or soil to weight it down and add height. Finally, finish off the look with some decorative stones, wood chip or slate.

    For further guidance, watch our video guide here.

What about ongoing maintenance>

This stunning tree has graced the pages of popular interior design magazines for its good looks, but it certainly isn’t popular for being high maintenance!

The natural fiddle leaf fig is a bit fussy. It needs bright indirect sunlight, but also some direct sunlight. The soil needs to be consistently moist, but not soaking. It needs to be near a bright window, yet away from any drafts – you get the picture. It also likes to have a humid environment, similar to the tropical jungles it would naturally call home which can be tricky in the typical UK climate.

As always the main benefit to artificial plants is the lack of care they require to look amazing and this couldn’t be any truer for the fiddle leaf fig.

Instead of water, fertiliser and sunlight, it only needs to be cleaned from time to time to remove any dust that has settled. Doing so will bring the shine back to its leaves making it appear more natural.

Find out how to clean your artificial plants by reading our how to guide here.

Did you know?

The ficus lyrata hails from the tropical rainforests of Western Africa. It’s known more commonly as the fiddle leaf fig due to it roughly fiddle shaped leaves. In order to grow in the wild, the fiddle leaf fig would send down roots surrounding other plants and eventually strangling them.

Looking for something else?

If the fiddle leaf fig tree isn’t what you’re looking for, view our full range of ficus plants here.

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