I wasn't in the garden section of Home Depot very long before I realized that reports of their selling fiddle leaf fig trees may be mythical. At least in North Carolina. After circling all available indoor tropical plant varieties for a good 20 minutes without finding some perfect fig tree squirreled away in a hidden corner, I convinced myself that I must have found one, Home Depot just didn't tag them specifically with their name. Yes, the only tag on my plant to indicate its species was a price tag labelled "tropical plant." It was 4 feet tall already, and a healthy $15. Sold.
I was so smugly happy with my purchase, that I avoided the sinking feeling that my plant probably should have said "fiddle leaf fig" somewhere on the tag. I still don't know what plant I bought, but as you can see, there are some obvious signs that I did not get the right one, haha.
A Real Fiddle Leaf Fig:
Even though I don't have a real fig tree, I did find that I really like my plant, so I guess everything is right in the universe. My fig tree obsession is momentarily sated due to this end result:
|The Final Product|