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Jul 01

Video: The Ultimate House Plants - Fiddle Leaf Fig & Monstera Deliciosa

Learn how to pot and style two of our favorite house plants! Watch our friend and plant hobbyist Macie add two of the ultimate house plants - the Monstera Deliciosa and Fiddle Leaf Fig - to her gorgeous, mid-century home.

You'll learn:

  • Tips for potting the Monstera Deliciosa and Fiddle Leaf Fig
  • Where to place them in your home for best results
  • How to keep your Monstera and Fiddle Leaf Fig happy and healthy, including advice for sunlight, watering and more!

Watch the video above, and scroll down for the full transcript!

Plant hobbyist Macie shows you how to pot and style two ultimate house plants - the Fiddle Leaf Fig and Monstera Deliciosa

The Fiddle Leaf Fig is one of the most popular house plants on the market, with large, violin-shaped leaves

The Monstera Deliciosa is another favorite, with its signature perforated leaves

    Full Transcript: The Ultimate House Plants - Fiddle Leaf Fig & Monstera Deliciosa

    Hello, planters and growers, my name is Macie and this is Potting & Planting from FastGrowingTrees.com! If you’re a new grower or looking to take your home and landscaping to the next level, you are in the right place!

    Today, we’re going to be breathing fresh life into one of my very good
    friend’s mid-century home by adding a touch of greenery with the help of the home decor favorites Monstera Deliciosa and Fiddle-Leaf Fig tree. You'll learn why these plants are the perfect choice for home decor, how to pot them and place them in your home, and care tips for happy, healthy plants.

    This is a Monstera Deliciosa, some call it a Swiss Cheese Plant thanks to its unique holes that are scattered throughout the leaves, personally, I like to call it the ultimate house plant. It grows up to six feet, thrives in most home interiors, and the unique look paired with the fact that it’s relatively easy to care for makes it a must have for any and every homescape.

    We’ll also be potting this! The Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree. I absolutely love this tree for every homescape and you probably are not surprised as it is a decor favorite with its large violin shape leaves that fill up a room with life. You’ve likely seen these trees at hobby and home stores... artificial ones that is! This guy is the real deal!

    All of these plants are available right now on FastGrowingTrees.com. FastGrowingTrees.com has taken the guesswork out of growing, they ship a mature tree that’s well on its way to thriving in your home, so you can say good-bye to the fear of failing!

    There will be links to each of them in the description below if you want to pick one up for yourself to follow along or gift one to a friend!

    I have my Monstera I also have the pot I’ll be transferring it into. Make sure you select a pot that has drainage holes and one that’s deep and wide enough to accommodate the plant.

    I’m also using a mixture of potting soil and peat moss. The monstera favors moderately moist soil, so the combination of two parts potting soil and one part peat moss is a good mix to help retain the moisture.

    First, we want to loosen up the dirt that’s in the container. And then we’ll lean it at an angle, and remove it from the container by pulling at the base.

    When potting or repotting, you may notice that your Monstera has sprouted aerial roots, this is completely normal. You can either direct them into the soil, trim them off, or just let them be.

    Before placing the Monstera in its new pot, it’s not a bad idea to loosen up those roots and remove some of the old dirt to let them know there’s room to grow!

    You can also purchase a moss pole for support, and insert it where it will assist the plant in its upward growth, but not inhibit it.

    Next, we back fill the pot with our two to one mixture of potting soil and peat moss. Before we finish up the potting, we’re going to secure the stems.

    I’ll be using green garden ties, but you can use twine if you wish.

    After you have them all tidied up, top off the soil, and water it deeply. You’ll want to wait a couple of weeks before resuming regular monthly feeding with liquid fertilizer during watering.

    All right! On to the next one guys - the Fiddle-Leaf Fig, like I said before, I absolutely love this plant for home decor, if you know someone who has been thinking about breathing fresh life into their living space, be sure to share this video with them, and if you are finding this video helpful, please do us a favor and hit the like button so other plant and tree enthusiasts can find this video.

    I want to display this Fiddle-Leaf fig Tree in this handwoven basket pot, So I’ll be re potting it in this Interior pot that has drainage holes.

    First, we want to loosen up the dirt that’s in the container. And then we’ll lean it over, grab it by the base and pull the pot off.

    After we loosen the root system, we’re going to insert it into the pot add some potting soil Now, backfill the pot with potting soil.

    Finally, do not forget to water it thoroughly. This is going to help the roots and soil settle in the pot and remove air pockets that could damage the roots. Be sure to not water again until the top two inches of the soil is dry.

    There you have it, they are repotted and ready to stage in my friend’s home.

    For me, I never feel like a home is complete until it has a little bit of life in it, so let’s get to it.

    Be sure to be conscious of where you’re styling your plants. While you may have found the perfect visual spot for the space, you need to be sure it’s the best spot for the plant to thrive.

    Monsteras and Fiddle-Leaf Figs love bright, indirect sunlight and usually will grow best near a large east or south facing window where they can soak up the sun without being hit directly.

    After you’ve staged your plants in your home, it’s important to remember to maintain them. Picking a day of the week to water them and touch them up is a great way to stay on top of it. With house plants like the Monstera and Fiddle-
    Leaf Fig they can collect dust, so as needed be sure to wipe their leaves gently with a mixture of soap and water.

    If you notice new leaves coming in yellow or leaves dying, it’s likely you're overwatering or your plant’s soil is retaining too much moisture - plants that sit in saucers where water is allowed to accumulate can be especially susceptible to this, so make sure you're not using a saucer and you allow your plants to drain fully before putting them back in a decorative pot.

    That is all for this episode of Potting & Planting from FastGrowingTrees.com.

    If you have any  questions at all, leave a comment below! Don’t forget to subscribe for more potting and planting videos just like this!

    Ryon Hinson

    Ryon is the Senior Creative Manager at FastGrowingTrees.com. He tries to show every tree and plant he captures in their best light, so viewers can create a garden they love.