Ficus Lyrata or more popularly known as Fiddle Leaf Fig has emerged as one of the ‘it’ houseplants in recent years. Belonging to the family Moraceae, these plants come from the tropical jungles of West Africa and can reach at least 40 feet in height. They are natural epiphytes in the wild. Under optimal conditions, they grow up to almost 10 ft in height, functioning as one of the most amazing statement plant pieces one can use for house décor.
About Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant, Ficus Lyrata
- Most fiddle leaf fig trees serve as floor plants thanks to their towering size.
- Younger fiddle leaf figs can temporarily live on shelves while they’re small.
- The plant grows up to 10 feet in height.
- Fiddle Leaf figs are natural air purifiers.
- It is a sun-loving plant and keeps growing towards it.
- Maintaining the plant might a tad bit tricky, however, it certainly is most rewarding.
- The plant requires moderate maintenance and survives year long.
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- Healthy & robust Fiddle Leaf Fig plant of 2.5-3 feet in height. Mentioned height is including the pot height.
- PlantCare planner prepared by Botanist (will be shared over WhatsApp on the day of delivery). Mentioned height is including the plant height.
- 12 Inch round pot (Black/ or Brown in colour - colour depending on availability)
How to care for the Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant?
Check below for the plant care tips:
Light and Temperature Tips for Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant
- The Fiddle leaf figs prefer lots of bright, filtered light. Keep your fiddle leaf fig near a sunny, east-facing window so it can take in lots of sunshine throughout the day.
- For optimal fiddle leaf fig care, rotate your plant every few months when you notice it reaching for the light.
- Wipe down your fiddle leaf fig tree’s leaves once a week to keep them free of dust and to help the plant efficiently absorb more sunlight. This is especially important for this plant since its large leaves are prone to dust.
- Temperatures between 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit to grow, develops brown spots if the temperature goes below that.
Water Tips for Healthy Growth of Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant
- Wait for the top inch of your fiddle leaf fig tree’s soil to dry before you pick up your watering can.
- Lukewarm or room temperature water works best since cold water can put plants into shock.
- Fiddle leaf figs like thorough waterings, but do not like to sit in water. To prevent this, let the water completely drain out from the bottom and ensure the pot’s tray or saucer is dry.
- Fiddle leaf fig watering can be a little hard to get the hang of at first, but you can prevent watering issues if you familiarize yourself with its watering warning signs.
Fertilizing Tips for Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant
- Fiddle leaf figs also require nutrient-rich soil to sustain their large leaves.
- Replenish the nutrients in its soil with some homemade plant food or organic fertilizers every once in a while to keep leaves lush and vibrant.
- Use good well-draining soil for potting.
Other General Tips for Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant
- Fiddle leaf figs are prone to mealy bugs, aphids, mites and scales. Check their leaves for any odd growths or holes and check the underside for any small pests. If you spot any of these unwelcome critters, wipe them off with a hot-and-soapy cloth or with a mild insecticide.
- The appearance of brown spots or edges is one of the most common issues your fiddle leaf fig can face. As mentioned earlier, this discolouring can indicate a few things. Brown edges can mean your tree is overwatered, while brown spots can mean it is under-watered. Adjust your watering schedule if you notice its soil is overly dry or overly moist.