Plant Care for Fiddle Leaf-Fig

 

 

The Queen of Houseplants, the Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree (Ficus lyrata), is Native to Western and Central Africa's rainforests and is a stunning plant with huge green leaves. It takes some love and attention, but it's worth it. It appreciates a warm, humid environment, a fair amount of water, and plenty of light. Arrives in a nursery grow pot.

Sun

Bright direct to indirect light, avoid windows as they amplify the sun's intensity and create heat that may damage plant.

Water

Water every 1-2 weeks and allow excess water to run out the drainage holes in the nursery pot or whichever vessel you transplant into.

Pro-Tip 

Fiddle Leaf Figs like to reach towards the light, so if you don’t rotate, you’ll notice them bending over time. 

Toxicity

Fiddle Leaf Figs are toxic to humans and animals if ingested. You should contact your veterinarian in the event that sap, leaves, or any part of plant is ingested.

Basic Plant Care

We recommend transplanting within 1 year into a vessel 1-2 inches larger using regular potting mix. Clean leaves with damp paper towel or coconut oil every 1-2 weeks to aid photosynthesis and stimulate growth. Check leaves and stalks for pests while cleaning. If pests are found, remove with damp paper towel and use a mild organic pesticide in a spray bottle to coat the affected areas.