So far my Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree is doing well. I’ve only had to water it once in the two plus weeks that I’ve had it. As I mentioned, I’m taking it to the tub to water well, and let drain. The nursery pot it came in has nice large holes for perfect for drainage. So while it’s small, I’m going to leave it in this pot.
However, it’s not the most beautiful planter, so I decided to find a nice container to place the nursery pot in. I looked around at some nurseries and big box stores and didn’t find anything I liked. I thought, maybe a basket, but I couldn’t find anything that was the right size in the craft stores. In the end I made one. This DIY Natural Rope Planter project turned out great and it was so easy and very affordable too.
I’ve seen this process all over the internet. You can use a number of materials for this project. Some people use sisal rope and mod podge. I used a storage bin from Five below for $5.00 and 1/4-Inch by 100-Feet Manila Rope with hot glue.
It took about 100 yards of rope and many glue sticks to cover the box.
Starting at the bottom corner, simply place a line of glue on the container and place the rope on the glue. Continue going around the container until you reach the top.
I love the way it turned out.
I also picked up a plastic saucer for $.75 to place in the planter to give it some protection in case the pot continues to drain a bit after watering.
It looks a little big for now. I even had to place a wood block in the bottom to raise up the foliage a bit. However, I’ve read that these trees grow fast, and I think this planter will look great on the floor when the tree is 8 feet tall.