Fiddle Leaf Fig

Regular price $36.00
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Fiddle Leaf Fig
Fiddle Leaf Fig

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Regular price $36.00
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Product Description

If you are looking for a bit of drama in your life, the Fiddle Leaf Fig is your plant. This may not be a plant for the weary, but if you are committed to learning a few tricks and providing some extra attention, this beauty with the gigantic leaves ia a major stunner.  

Product Details
  • Light – Medium to Bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight.
  • Water – When the top two inches of soil becomes dry, water thoroughly
  • Difficulty – Advanced
  • Pet Rating – Toxic 
Size Chart

Grow pot plant sizes: small [4” ], medium [6”], large [8”], extra-large [10”] – All these are diameter measurements

Corresponding pot measurements: small [5-6” pot], medium [7-8” pot], large [9-11” pot], extra large [11-13” pot]

Plant Care

BOTANICAL NAME: Ficus lyrata

COMMON NAME: Fiddle Leaf

ORIGIN: Native to western Africa where it grows in the lowland tropical rainforest.

GOOD FOR: Advanced plant parents

HEIGHT: May grow up to 10’ tall

LIGHT: Consistent medium to bright indirect light is best.  Lots of sunlight is needed to generate enough energy for both the Fiddle Leaf Fig’s giant leaves as well as the rest of the plant. Keeping leaves clean and dust free will help with more efficient light absorption. Rotate your plant every few months to allow leaves to grow evenly, tall, and straight.

WINDOW PREFERENCE: East or south-facing sunny window is preferred, as the afternoon sun may be too strong.

WATER: Water thoroughly with room temperature water when the top two inches of soil become dry and the leaves start to droop. Water around the base of the plant until you see water draining from the bottom of the pot. At this point you can stop.  Keep the leaves dry to prevent mold from occurring. Once drenched, do not let the pot sit in water so as not to drown the roots. This plant does not enjoy being waterlogged.

HUMIDITY: This plant loves humidity. Keep on a pebble tray or use a humidifier. Plant collectors can group with other plants for some self-made humidity. These plants like a good misting every few days. Remember to always mist in the morning.

TEMPERATURE: Prefers to be above 65 degrees. Keep away from drafts and heat vents.

SOIL / REPOTTING: Well aerated, loamy soil that holds water, but drains quickly. May need to repot every spring, as the tree grows. As soon as it is too large to repot, remove the first few inches of soil and replace with fresh soil.

PLANT FOOD: In spring and summer, feed once a month.  Over feeding may cause leggy growth, leaf burn, and possibly death. We recommend using Joyful Dirt Houseplant Plant Food. Stop feeding in fall and winter due to slower growth and dormancy.

PRUNING: To keep your Fiddle Leaf from getting too tall, gently remove from its pot and trim the roots. This will limit how tall the plant can grow. This can be done every few years, during the fall and winter months when the plant is dormant. Cut the stems back in the spring to encourage it to become bushier. When cut, an irritating white latex sap will be released, so we recommend you wear gloves when pruning.    

PESTS: Keeping your Fiddle Leaf Fig’s leaves clean, dry and dust free will help prevent pest infestations, as well as bacterial infections.  

TOXICITY: Toxic

ANGRY PLANT PROBLEMS: Fiddle Leaf Figs are a diva plant. Leaf drop can occur for several reasons including inconsistent light, overwatering, temperature change, and being moved from one location to another. Smaller or spotty leaf growth indicates too little light. Leaf fading indicates too much bright light.  Leaf spots, or bacterial infestations, may occur if too much water is getting on the leaves when watering. Brown spots on the outer edges of leaves will occur if the roots remain too moist. Pale brown, dry spots starting at the edge of the leaf and begin to curl is an indication of under watering.

Please Note

Orders can be scheduled for pickup at Nan's Rustic Kitchen and Market in Stow, MA during checkout. We are not able to ship live plants at this time.

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