During a time when everyone is clearing out the old and styling up the new, we found this article from The Chalkboard insanely helpful and relevant. Have a new fiddle leaf fig tree that you’re willing to live? Read on for their care and style tips to keep your plant green and home happy.

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From Suzanne Hall:

EVERYONE LOVES a good fiddle leaf fig tree. They’re whimsical, yet elegant, and a perfect match for the neutral-natural home. Though they’ve become a little ubiquotous, we can’t stop clicking them on Pinterest – a good sign the fig tree is here to stay.

We hit up Apartment Therapy for tips for growing fiddle leaf figs and found everything we need to know to overcome our fear of caring for such a giant indoor plant. The truth is that if you’re thumb has even a tinge of green, you can make this impressive addition to your home survive well beyond 2015!

TOP CARE TIPS: The right water level is key for these trees. Pros recommend watering only once the top inch of soil is absolutely dry. The trees also need good sunlight, but not direct beams – think about the sun-washed feel of most home design blogger’s home and you’ve got the right picture. Lastly, and most “difficulty” if you’re a busy bee, the tree needs fertilizing monthly. Yet another task to add to the calendar – but we think these living statement pieces are worth the effort! For all the tips read Apartment Therapy’s full break-down here.

HOW TO STYLE: Now comes the fun part: styling. A gorgeous, healthy fiddle leaf fig tree is one thing, but a well-styled one? Forget about it. Here are a few styling ideas to put in play…

Click on over to The Chalkboard here to see the rest of their styling tips!

Photo via Bloesem Living

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