THE FIDDLE LEAF FIG – #1 HOUSEPLANT THAT’S ALSO GREAT IN YOUR OUTDOOR GARDEN
When it comes to indoor trees, the fiddle leaf fig tree is very popular. The reason why it is so popular and loved by plant lovers is because of its incredible aesthetic features. Having a large fiddle leaf fig tree inside your home means you have a distinct and enormous tree indoors. With heavy veins, stocky stems, and violin-shaped leaves, the tree adds a very prominent aesthetic to your room.
It is advisable for homeowners to place the plant at a spot inside the house where it can grow at least six feet tall. The plant can be potted in any area of the house and at any time of the year. It is important to note that this plant is toxic to dogs and cats.
Caring for your Ficus Lyrata, Fiddle Leaf Fig
Since these plants grow in tropical regions, their optimum growing temperature and condition is warm and moist.
Providing them with optimum wet conditions can be difficult indoors but fortunately, like most ficus, the Fiddle Leaf Fig plant is very resilient and can survive slight temperature variations and low water conditions aw well.
Like most plants and trees native to tropical conditions, the fiddle leaf fig cannot tolerate sunlight at high intensities. Putting the plant under direct sunlight will burn the leaves, even for a short period.
It will grow best in bright, filtered light, but handles low light conditions well. The plant may lose leaves in low light conditions as it adapts.
The general rule of thumb when preparing and maintaining the soil for the fiddle leaf fig is to choose a plant potting mix that is best for indoor growth.
Another thing that you can do is make sure that the water drains out well. Having excessive moisture within the roots can be detrimental to the plant’s health.
Even though the fiddle leaf fig tree can withstand conditions that deviate from optimum standards, the soil must be moderately moist and allowed to dry in between waterings.
Keeping the water levels in the soil moderate is incredibly important. Over-watering can cause leaves to fall. On the other hand, underwatering will cause the leaves to wilt and lose their luscious green color.
Not to mention, this plant is very sensitive to high amounts of salt in the soil. Make sure to prevent soil buildup in the plant. One way to do that is by flushing water from the top of the soil until it begins to seep from the bottom of the pot.
Doing this once every month is a way you can replace the water in the soil and remove the buildup of soil.
Fertilizing the fiddle leaf fig tree involves adding nutrient-rich fertilizers during the growing season, which are spring and fall. Over the winters, these plants generally do not require nutrients.
An owner can tell plenty about the problems of a fiddle leaf by looking at the leaves. Any unnecessary spots on the leaf can be an indication that the plant is unhealthy.
The major causes will often range around the sensitivity towards the environment and watering schedule. This plant is vulnerable to fungal and bacterial threats, along with other pests and diseases.
The common indications that make the damage evident for fiddle leaf trees include bleached leaves or brown spots on the leaves. Ultimately, any time the leaves lose their green pigmentation, you can tell that the plant is in dire condition.
Pruning Your Fiddle Leaf
Since this tree can grow rapidly, you will benefit from having the leaves and branches cut every so often. Brown leaves should fall by themselves, be gentle if you pull them off before they fall. To get your plant to branch, prune just above a nodule during the growing season. Fertilizing at the same time will promote branching.
The best way to do this is by using stem-cuttings. This is because it is difficult to propagate fiddle leaf trees with seeds.
Potting / Repotting
Replace any loose soil with new indoor potting mix when repotting your plant. Depending on it’s conditions the growth rate can vary and will determine how often your Fiddle Leaf Fig should be repotted.
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Ryan D. (verified owner) –
Arrived looking good but with very dirty leaves.
Alexandra Mitchell (verified owner) –
Love my plant. I had to wait over a month before they would send it because I live in MA. The weather was too cold. Unlike other places that would have just sent it out..I appreciate how much PlantVine genuinely cares about their plants. I will 100% order again. Packaging was great as well…
Olivia (verified owner) –
My plant arrived as scheduled was packaged nicely and is thriving (enjoying its new home 🥰). PlantVine just may be my new go to for houseplants
Michael G. (verified owner) –
I have not received my plant! It was shipped over a week ago and has yet to arrive. I’m afraid it is now injured the due to a protracted transport.
Marina Crouse (verified owner) –
I ordered what was supposed to be a medium sized plant, and when it arrived – more than a month late- it was very small. I ordered 2 medium sized fiddle leaf plants and they each only had like 4-5 leaves on them. These are nothing like what was advertised to me. Even the photo you have in the survey is more than triple the size of what I got. I feel like I was completely ripped off.
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I have not received this plant yet. Please send. Carol Shafton
STEPHANIE (verified owner) –
Beautiful and doing well
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Anonymous (verified owner) –
Well packaged. Beautiful plant.
Barbara B. (verified owner) –
Beautiful tree delivered in perfect condition
Julie C. (verified owner) –
Amazing plant! Healthy. Quick shipment. Size for the price is UNBEATABLE!!!!
Gloria Johnson (verified owner) –
Purchased the fiddle leaf fig as a Birthday gift for my Son. Even though it was supposed to be delivered on Saturday, For reasons unknown FedEx didn’t deliver until Tuesday ((It was delayed twice), It arrived looking beautiful. A couple of droopy leaves, but With a little water and sun, hopefully they will bounce back quickly.
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Jysley (verified owner) –
The first shipment was damaged by FedEx, Plantvine sent a replacement and it arrived in good condition. Looking forward to seeing this beauty grow!
Anonymous (verified owner) –
A very happy and healthy plant
Anonymous (verified owner) –
It was wrapped and packaged very throughly, the shippers left the box upside down at my door and the thing was in great shape despite it
Windy L. (verified owner) –
All of my plants arrived in amazing condition!! This one is big and beautiful
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Michele R. (verified owner) –
She was pretty.. yet needed a pot size up. The roots were coming from the bottom.
And so I did just that unfortunately, it is not doing good.
There’s some reason, the leaves are 🌱barely standing up in fact, to me it *looks worst now repotted
I am not too happy about it and 😔 it’s sad
And I don’t know what to do.
*It isn’t near the size pictured.
I’ll try a new one, it’s not my favorite.
Cynthia (verified owner) –
My Fiddle Leaf Fig arrived in a nice cardboard box. The container was wrapped in plastic and damp heavy paper was wrapped on top of the dirt and around the truck. When the plant arrived in Missouri, it was in excellent condition. It is now adjusting to its new home.
This is the second plant I have ordered and had delivered from this company. I cannot say enough good things about their business practices and their care of the plants. I definitely would order other plants from this company.
Priya (verified owner) –
The size and condition matched the description and the plant arrived in great condition
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Jennifer (verified owner) –
It’s beautiful and was packed very well! The shipping company did NOT keep “this side up” but it was still in great condition.