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PSA: Woolies is selling interior designers' favourite item for $22

By Sangeeta Kocharekar July 17, 2017
Bedroom

Add one to every room.

If you haven't heard of the Ficus lyrata, commonly known as a fiddle leaf fig, chances are you've at least seen one. They're in nearly every lust-worthy living room or bedroom Instagram or Pinterest image, making an ordinary room catalogue-worthy.

Here's what I mean:

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See? The plant can single-handedly transform any room. 

It might be because of this, along with the fact that they're super easy to maintain, that fiddle leaf figs don't come cheap. Depending on the size, they can be upwards of $60 with some selling for over $200. Which is why I came across an Instagram post showing them on sale at Woolworths for the bargain price of $22, I may have gotten more than a tad excited.

To note: the photo was posted last month so no word on whether they're still in stores. Also, the plants shown are definitely on the smaller size... fine for me, though, as I know they're known to grow fast.

Regardless, it's good to know, if you're looking for a fiddle leaf fig, Woolies may have your back.