I named my new fig tree Huckleberry Fig. I’ve been moving Huckleberry around the flat to find the best place for him to get light and I’ve settled on the bedroom. He looks really good in there, actually! When I’ve taken pictures recently, I felt like the space didn’t look “lived in” and I couldn’t pinpoint what could be missing. I thought, perhaps, a nice throw blanket or more cushions would help, but now that Huckleberry is here I know that he was what we needed all along!
Huckleberry Fig came in a naff orange plastic pot and, from everything I’ve read, it could be traumatic to him to transfer him to a nicer pot. I’m not sure the florist I got him from was taking the best care of him (seeing as they didn’t even know what kind of plant he is), so I want to focus on getting him healthy, and don’t want to take risks.
The easiest thing to do to improve on appearance was to place Huckleberry (plastic pot and all) inside a bigger pot. I didn’t mind the orange colour of the plastic pot since there are a lot of orange tones in the bedroom, but there was opportunity to improve on the quality. I purchased some paint and a terra cotta pot, and set to work.
I painted the inside bright green so if you’re right next to the pot and peek in, you get a nice flash of colour. For the outside I wrapped tape around at an angle and painted the bottom half matt white. In the first photo you can see a darker portion of terra cotta next to the white– this is just because I watered Huckleberry today and the pot is temporarily wet.
It’s not exactly designer, but it’s a nice enough fix until I can repot him safely.