Customers always ask us how hard it is to care for a Fiddle leaf fig. They are notoriously known for being hard to care for but are one of the most sought-after indoor plants. Seen in the glossy magazines and all over social media, fiddle leaf figs suit all interior spaces.
Here is an easy go-to guide to caring for your fiddle leaf fig.
Common name: Fiddle leaf fig
Botanic name: Ficus lyrata
Description: An evergreen tree from tropical Africa growing to around 30m tall. It has leathery, glossy fiddle-shaped leaves with wavy margins.
Water: Water your fig tree when only the top inch of soil is dry. Test this by sticking your finger into the top of the soil. Watering may fluctuate based on season and your home environment.
Light: Keep your fiddle leaf fig in bright, indirect light. You want it to have a lots of light, but not direct sunbeams. Rotate your fiddle leaf every time you give it some water.
Food: Fertilise once a month during growing seasons, but not in winter.
Re-potting: When roots begin to grow out of the bottom of the pot, re-pot into a container that’s a couple inches bigger.
Cleaning: The large fiddle leaf fig foliage tends to collect a lot of dust. To keep the plant healthy wipe the dust off with a soft cloth.