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Ficus lyrata

Fiddle Leaf Fig

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Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Care

Learn All About Fiddle Leaf Fig Care with our Guide

The fiddle leaf fig is a popular indoor tree native to tropical parts of Africa. Known for its distinctive veiny leaves, the fiddle leaf can grow quickly if conditions are right. Lots of indirect sunlight with stable temperature and moisture levels will keep the fiddle leaf happy.

Caring for your Fiddle Leaf Fig

Sunlight

A fiddle leaf fig is best placed in bright indirect sunlight, although they can tolerate a little direct sun and some shade. Turn your fiddle leaf fig regularly to ensure even growth. If your plant has brown spots on the leaves, it is probably getting too much direct sunlight.

Soil & Nutrients

You can use any well-draining potting mix for your fiddle leaf fig. Use a half-strength liquid fertiliser monthly during the growing season (May to August).

Water

Fiddle leaf figs like a moderate amount of water. In the spring and summer wait until the top few centimetres of soil are dry before watering, and reduce watering in the autumn and winter. Wilting and dull leaves are a sign of being underwater. To avoid root rot caused by overwatering, make sure the plant is never sat in water and that its container drains well.

Climate & Humidity

A typical household environment will suit your fiddle leaf fig, but extra humidity is preferable to dry spots, so avoid putting your plant too close to a radiator or vent.

Maintenance

Your fiddle leaf will appreciate a trim every now and then. Prune any damaged leaves or unwanted growth a couple of centimetres away from the trunk. It is good practice to re-pot your fiddle leaf or replace the top few centimetres of soil in the spring.

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