Fiddle Leaf Fig
The fiddle leaf fig is a very popular indoor plant and can grow over 2m tall indoors. Their large, veinous, violin-shaped leaves are their shining glory and they thrive in warm, humid environments. Ficus Lyrata is a great choice as a large plant with broad leaves for anyone looking to impress their guests or create a stunning showpiece in their home.
How To Care For Fiddle Leaf Fig
Allow the water to dry out by about a third ins spring and summer and allow to dry out even further during winter to avoid root rot. We advise adding luke wark water to Fiddle Lead Figs, as they can be quite sensitive to extreme temperature changes.
Don’t allow the soil to dry out completely, but just keep your eyes on it and you shouldn’t have too much trouble. If you don’t have anything to water with, why not try our watering cans?
As with most houseplants a bright, indirect light is best for all-round growth, avoid too much direct sunlight and keep it leaves dust-free.
Fiddle Leaf Fig thrives in a reliable, humid environment, so we advise misting frequently. If you have nothing to mist with, we have the perfect solution! Try our water mister.
A well-draining indoor plant potting mix should be fine for a fiddle-leaf-fig. Add grit, sand or perlite for added drainage.
We recommend adding a splash of liquid fertiliser to Fiddle Leaf Figs water monthly during spring and summer. Something like our Miracle-Gro All Purpose Pump and Feed would be perfect! Reduce in winter along with watering whilst the plant is dormant during darker days.
Fiddle Leaf Figs don’t have any real problems but can be susceptible to spider mites, scale and bacterial or fungal diseases. Keep your eyes peeled for leaf damage as brown dark spots as well as any creepy crawlies. If this becomes a problem, simply treat it with some of our neem oil!
About Fiddle Leaf Fig
Known for its huge violin-shaped leaves, the fiddle leaf fig is highly effective at purifying the air due to its high transpiration rate, helping to remove CO2 from the environment and control humidity levels, particularly in environments that may use air conditioning.
Originating from the West African coast, the fiddle leaf has been known to flourish in low-land tropical climates. So, what does this mean for me? Be sure to keep your indoor plant well-watered and give it an occasional misting!
Coming in a range of different sizes, there are many different environments in which your fiddle leaf could be accustomed! Whether it’s one for your work desk, coffee table, or a larger showstopper piece, we stock the perfect size for you!
Pruning your Fiddle Leaf Fig:
- Remove yellow or dying leaves, and plant debris to keep your plant in its best condition.
- While pruning, always use clean scissors or shears to reduce the chance of bacterial and fungal diseases.
- When pruning, always cut as close to the stem as possible, as this will most likely stimulate new and exciting growth.
Read our full guide below on how to care for your fiddle leaf fig, or see the RHS guide here.
Is the Fiddle Leaf Fig Poisonous?
The fiddle leaf fig is classed as poisonous; if parts of the plants are eaten, vomiting, nausea and a loss of appetite could occur. Consumption of large quantities must be dealt with quickly; acquire medical assistance for further information. The sap can also cause dermatitis and skin allergy to sensitive individuals, so be sure to wear gloves when handling.
Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.
- Height 100cm | Pot Size 21cm
- Height 150cm | Pot Size 34cm
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