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How to make your Faux Fiddle Leaf Plant look real

by DrPrem Jagyasi
Faux Fiddle Leaf Plant

Having plants in the house is good for the overall environment of the house. The therapeutic benefits of natural plants are not hidden to us. While some of us have the liberty of enjoying a nice back yard, most of us that live in apartments have to make do with pots.

Adding some greenery to your house is one of the best ways to decorate any space. The natural look and beauty of plants is unbeatable. The biggest problem with natural plants is that they require a lot of care. This can sometimes be very time consuming.

Artificial plants to the rescue

Faux Fiddle Leaf Plant

Instead of that, you can opt for artificial plants and make them look as good as possible. The benefits of such plants is that they do not require too much of care. You can clean them up once in a week by wiping the leaves and you are done.

There are different kinds of artificial plants that you can place at home. One such plant that is a perfect addition to your house decor is the faux fiddle leaf fig. Let us see how you can make this plant look like a natural one with these useful tips.

Planting your artificial tree with foam

The first step to ensure that your plant looks like a real one is by planting it. For this you would need

  • A perfectly sized pot depending on the size of the artificial plant
  • Gap fillers free foam, which is often used along the windows or in the insulation
  • A few rocks to bring some weight
  • The tree
  • Essential oil of the faux fragrance

The process

Faux Fiddle Leaf Plant

  • Take the pot and place the rocks first on the base of the pot.
  • Then take the tree and put it inside. Cover a small portion of the bark with a few more rocks so that it stands strong.
  • If you are using the foam, make sure that you do not spray right until the top since it tends to expand. Leave it to dry.
  • In a spray bottle, mix water and the essential oil and spray it on the tree.

Planting the tree with artificial sand

Another way to make your tree look natural is by using artificial sand. Here is how you can make the Faux Fiddle tree look like a real one. For this idea, you would need

  • A perfectly sized pot depending on the size of the artificial plant
  • The artificial sand
  • A few rocks to bring some weight
  • The tree
  • Essential oil 

The process

Faux Fiddle Leaf Plant

  • Take the pot and place the rocks first on the base of the pot.
  • Then take the tree and put it inside. Cover a small portion of the bark with a few more rocks so that it stands strong.
  • To ensure that your pot lasts a longer time, you can fill it with artificial mud. It is advisable to choose a pot that has a lid on it. This way your sand will sustain longer.
  • For the fragrance, you can mix a little oil in the sand as well as sprinkle some on the tree.

Artificial Sand Options

There are two ways of making artificial sand. First is using flour, and the second with cornstarch.

The beach sand with flour

You can make artificial sand at home using baby oil and flour. Its ingredients are:

  • 1 cup of baby oil
  • 8 cups of flour
  • A tight container

Process of making artificial beach colored sand

Faux Fiddle Leaf Plant

  • Mix the flour and the oil together inside the box and close the lid. If the sand looks too dry, increase the oil content. Similarly, if it is too wet, adding some more flour will do the trick.

White Sand with cornstarch

If you want to get the white sand with cornstarch, then you would need

  • 1 cup of baby oil
  • 8 cups of cornstarch
  • A tight container

Process of making artificial beach colored sand

  • Mix the cornstarch and the oil together inside the box and close the lid. If the sand looks too dry, increase the oil content. Similarly, if it too wet, adding some more cornstarch will do the trick.