The fiddle leaf fig (also known as Ficus Pandurata) plant is probably one of the most coveted house plant available. I spent almost 2 years trying to find the perfect one for our breakfast nook and when I found it, I seriously danced around Michler’s greenhouse! Today I want to share my tips on how to care for a Fiddle Leaf Fig plant and share where you can find your own!
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How To Care For A Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant
The fiddle leaf fig plant is not hard to take care of, but you do need a few tips.
You will need to water your fig plant/tree only when the top inch of soil is dry. Overwatering can lead to rotting of the roots. Just realize that depending on the season, you may need to water more or less often do to the change in seasonal humidity.
Light and Food
Be sure to keep your fig in a bright space with indirect sunlight. This means that it needs to be in a space that gets light from the windows, but no directly in front of a window with light barreling in.
You should fertilize your fig once a month during “growing seasons,” but don’t fertilize in the winter months.
Repotting and Cleaning
When the fig’s roots begin to grow through the bottom of your pot, it’s time to re-pot to a larger pot. This will allow your fig to grow and flourish.
Because the fiddle leaf fig has such large leaves, you will need to dust them with a soft, clean cloth so they can absorb light better.
Caring for your fiddle leaf fig shouldn’t be hard. Just follow these simple steps and your fig should bring you tons of joy!
A few places that I have heard carry Fiddle Leaf Fig Plants are IKEA and Home Depot. I have never been lucky enough to find one at either store. I found my large tree like fig at a local nursery here in Lexington, KY called Michler’s. I ordered the smaller one (which is actually 3 ft tall) on Amazon. You can find a similar one HERE!
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