Fiddle Leaf FigFrom £22
With my beautiful, large violin-shaped leaves I will be a standout piece in your house.
The Stem Pledge
To see me at my best
I like bright indirect light and water me as soon as my soil has dried out.
The table gives a guide to the size of this plant and how it will fit into your space. Height is measured from the bottom of the plastic nursery pot (please allow a +/-10% variance). Diameter is the nursery pot diameter, so to get a pot that fits, the pot diameter should be bigger.
How to look after me
I like bright rooms but keep me out of the direct sunshine.
From Spring to Autumn water when the top soil has dried out, in winter water sparingly.
Feed me once a month in spring and summer.
I like misting every few weeks in the warmer months; I get chilly in the cold so try and keep the temperature above 18°C.
Wiping my leaves will help to keep my pores open; replace top soil annually.
Things to look out for
Brown and falling off leavesA sign of under-watering, particularly easy to do in winter.
Dark patches or spotsCould be either sunburn or leaf spot - if not positioned in direct sun, remove affected leaves and treat with fungicide.
ToxicityToxic if ingested - keep away from children and pets.
Air-purificationIts large leaves make it efficient at purifying air.