Fiddle Leaf Fig

Ask anyone, the Fiddle Leaf Fig is a D R A M A queen. They are easily recognized for their beautiful, violin-shaped leaves. This plant can be a gorgeous accent to your home if you are able to take on the challenge to maintain their natural environment. It is encouraged to pick a spot you want to keep your plant due to it not liking to be moved. When moved it is expected to drop leaves for 7-14 days. Fiddle Leaf Fig thrives in very warm, bright, and humid environment. 

Easy Care Facts:

Lighting:

Your Fiddle Leaf Fig will grow towards the direction the light is coming from, so ensure to turn occasionally to ensure even growth. They prefer bright, filtered light coming from an east-facing window. South or west-facing window may be too bright and will cause damage to the leaves. 

Water:

When Fiddle Leaf Fig's leaves become limp and floppy it is in need of watering. If it does not get water when needed, the leaves will then start to turn brown or yellow, and then fall off. Water when the top majority of the soil is dry, then thoroughly drench until the water drains into the saucer. Empty the saucer to prevent the roots from rotting. If your plant does not get enough water, the leaves will become limp and floppy, eventually turning brown or yellow before falling off.

Fertilizing:

Frequent fertilizing isn't necessarily when it comes to Fiddle Leaf Fig; especially during the winter months when the plant doesn't do much growing. If you want to feed your plant, the best time to do this is monthly during the warmer months. Note over fertilizing can cause the plant to not be as full, and potentially kill it.  

Humidity:

Fiddle Leaf Figs are tropical plants, so they thrive in warm, wet conditions. Mist the leaves to increase humidity around your plant, especially in the drier months. 

Temperature:

The Fiddle Leaf Fig can adapt easily to your home or office climate, but enjoys warm temperatures with no cold drafts. 

Toxicity:

Fiddle Leaf Fig leaves are mildly toxic to humans and pets. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

Tips and Tricks

Besides humidity, keeping its leaves healthy are key to your plants success. Since they have large leaves, you may notice they become dusty. Wipe with a damp cloth to keep them clean. You can also add a teaspoon of dish-washing detergent to one gallon of water to help protect against insects.