Today, one remains–wah wahhhh– and we moved it to a new home in the kitchen on the upper open shelf.
It looks like it is on its way out there, but I think I just need to pull some of those dead leaves off. It’s doing good! Much better than its dead friends. Even though I am well aware I have a black thumb, I am just not ready to give up on house plants. Honestly, they make me so happy! And they are good for you! So, I decided to try, try again.
Since we have other plans for that bench (different post for a different day), Chris and I decided to go for something a little bigger that could stand on its own. While I was at Home Depot picking up paint over the weekend, I spotted a fiddle leaf fig tree and snapped a pic and sent it to Chris for approval.
You’d be surprised how much Chris cares about things like this and luckily, he was just as excited about the plant as I was. $30 later and it was coming home with mama. This is the part where I am supposed to show you how great it looks in the living room. And it does. Except one major problem.Two days later and I think it is already dying. What?! Help! Mayday! Some leaves still look fairly green with a brown tips:
While some are almost completely brown:
When I noticed it was dying on me without even being in our house for 48 hours, I immediately gave it water and then Googled more care instructions which said, if it is turning brown–you might be overwatering it. Lovely.
Given that was the first time watering it, I don’t think it was my doing, but now I am stumped. How could a plant thrive in a warehouse and once it gets home to a family that will love it forever–it starts dying?!
The care instructions say it needs bright, filtered light–check. Let soil dry out in between waterings–okay. And is best in temperatures 60-90 degrees, which makes me wonder if maybe our quick trip between the store and our home is what did it in.
Could it be? Any fiddle leaf fig experts out there? I have my receipt, so I know I can return/exchange the tree, but I would love to do my best to resuscitate it first. Come on baby, don’t die on me now!