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This one house plant will add value to your property – and estate agents agree

This trendy house plant could be the secret to selling your home – according to those in the know

Fiddle Leaf Fig plant
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It's not unusual for real estate experts to agree that houseplants have the power to sell your home quicker – but it is uncommon for them to all agree on the best plant for the job. 

Enter – the Fiddle leaf fig – the one house plant that has brought real estate agents together in agreement. So, if you're looking for one of the best ways to add value to your house quickly, this plant is a failsafe investment. 

Does the Fiddle leaf fig add value? 

Fiddle Leaf Fig plant

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'Fiddle leaf figs and swiss cheese plants are millennial favorites, and considering that nearly half of homebuyers are millennials, these plants are a must,' begins Lauren Reynolds, an agent at Compass (opens in new tab) in Connecticut. Lauren suggests that this house plant's power stems from social media or the HGTV effect, which is influencing the most desirable interior design trends

'They seem to be a go-to for interior design influencers and, as a result, have been trickling down into our everyday design,' Lauren says. 'These plants signal to prospective buyers wellness and life.'

From the east coastal estates of Connecticut to the properties in Charleston, South Carolina, the Fiddle leaf figs' power endures. Jen McConnell, the Owner of McConnell Real Estate Partners (opens in new tab), explains that the Fiddle leaf fig is one of the best indoor trees you can choose when selling your home – most primarily because of its ability to elevate a room instantly. 

Fiddle Leaf Fig plant

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'The most popular house plant in Charleston is the Fiddle-leaf fig. You can put it in a cute planter or pop that planter into a woven basket, and it fits right into any room,' Jen says. The agent recommends emphasizing the plant's power by making it taller. This decorating idea will give the Fiddle leaf fig even more dominance – and impress potential buyers further. 

'If you want to make it a little taller, grab a larger basket, put books or something sturdy on the bottom and then put it on top of the books,' the agent says. 'I also grab smaller Fiddle-leaf figs and place them on kitchen countertops, the bathroom vanity, or on open shelves – they add charm to any room.'

And Phadera Flash, the founder of Property Means (opens in new tab), agrees. The agent similarly counts the Fiddle leaf fig amongst the most impactful house plants of the moment, emphasizing that this trendy greenery will 'sell your house faster.' 

Fiddle Leaf Fig plant

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Phadera adds that the Fiddle leaf fig is one of the best choices for sellers – as it has bold leaves, a striking depth of color, and is easy to maintain (which is especially important during the stress of the buying and selling process).

This is your cue to invest in a Fiddle leaf fig at the next opportunity. 

Megan Slack
News Editor

Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.