Plant Care Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig

4.6 out of 5 (10 experiences)

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig

Did you know that all plants in the Ficus genus produce figs? In fact, the word Ficus quite literally means figs! Even cooler, all figs are pollinated by tiny wasps that use the fruits as a safe place to raise their young. 🐝 Ficus plants also contain latex which emerges as a milky sap when twigs are broken. This latex makes them toxic, so be sure to keep a close eye out if you have children or pets!

Taxonomy

Ficus lyrata 'Bambino'
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

How to care for Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig

💦 Water

How often to water your Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig

Water needs for Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig
0.5 cups
every 9

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig Water Frequency →

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig Light Requirements →

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig →

When and How to Successfully Repot Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig →


💩 Fertilizer

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig is native to worldwide Tropics.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
@MeganO avatar
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leaf-1 41 Plants
xp 20,843 XP
globe Washington, DC
01/18/2022

Love this little one. Can be fussy and drop all it’s leaves but for the most part she tolerates similar care to most of my other plants.

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@tony avatar
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leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 2,766 XP
globe Dallas, TX
12/17/2021

Want an easy way to keep leaves clean and shiny, get some Neem oil and apply it once a week or so. The dwarf size is perfect if you have average or low ceilings.

@Karah86 avatar
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leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 1,255 XP
globe Cincinnati, OH
11/05/2021

I was gifted this plant from someone who said it didn’t bring her joy. I’ve heard these are fickle, but mine has yet to drop a leaf. I even propagated a cutting recently. I keep it in the window and it’s been happy.

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@neko.nebula avatar
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 116 XP
globe Austin, TX
06/17/2021

I find the dwarf fiddle leaf much easier to care for than the regular fiddle leaf! Mine is in a western facing window and I water it maybe once every 2 weeks and have gotten plenty of new leaves. You can tell these apart from regular FLFs because it has multiple skinny trunks instead of just one thicker trunk. Great entry plant for getting started on fiddle leafs!

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