We Ordered a Bunch of Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees & This One is the Best

Everyone’s favorite “it” plant is also one of the toughest ones to care for. So I had the idea to call in a bunch of the top-rated faux figs from popular retailers and give readers a closer look at the fake-it-til-you-make-it details you can’t see online.

It’s hard out here for a plant lady. High on jungalow vibes, you pop into the local nursery to pick up a fiddle leaf fig tree. You’re confident your succulent-killing past is behind you. Water and light? This is gonna be a cinch. Until it isn’t. And your new best friend Freddy the Fig starts dropping leaves like they’re confetti on New Year’s Eve and your living room is Times Square.

Art Direction: Margaret Lee

Photography: Joe Lingeman

Video Production: Anne Ebeling & Hippo Wong

Prop Styling: Sophie Leng & Taryn Mann