Fiddle leaf fig
Formal name: Ficus Lyrata
Nicknames: Fiddle leaf, Fiddle leaf fig tree, Ficus, Ficus Pandurata.
Family: Mulberry and fig family Moraceae
Native habitat: Western Africa
Difficulty level: Difficult! This is not a beginner friendly plant. The Fiddle Leaf requires a specific environment with adequate care to survive. We recommend researching plant care prior to purchase.
Light requirements: Bright indirect light. This plant loves light! Northeast facing light. Morning direct light is okay, however if the leaves begin to turn brown, the plant is getting too much sun.
Watering: Moderate, we recommend letting the soil dry out between waterings. If the leaves begin to turn yellow, this plant is getting too much water. If the leaves begin to turn brown, the plant needs more water or is getting inconsistent watering.
*We also recommend purchasing a water meter for optimal care.
Soil: A good draining potting soil is needed which could include part bark and perlite.
Temperature: This plant enjoys a warm room (60° to 85° F)(15 – 24°C). Avoid temperatures lower than 55°F (12°C). These plants are very sensitive to temperature fluctuations. It’s best to place it away from drafts, heating and air conditioning vents.
* It is best to assess the lighting and temperature of this plants desired location( in your space) prior to purchasing the plant.
A striking and beautiful houseplant, the Fiddle Leaf Fig is gorgeous! Given the right environment and care, the Ficus Lyrata will continue to reward you with new growth and exceptional leaves.
*This plant is poisonous and should be kept away from children and pets.
Read more about propagation, fertilization and additional care on the sites below.