Plant Care Fiddle Leaf Fig
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Fiddle Leaf Fig

4.4 out of 5 (208 experiences)

Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Taxonomy

Ficus lyrata
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

What other plant parents say

Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 168
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 61
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 52
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 52
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 15
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 15
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 8
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Sar e avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Fiona (Fi Fi) by Sar e on Greg, the plant care app
03/09/2021

As someone who is not “good” at owning plants, I have had a lot of luck with my lovely FLF and have come to know her personality very well. While I know Greg has its own recommendations for watering,…

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@_holaholapa…
Minneapolis, MN
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Your plant by _holaholapaola on Greg, the plant care app
06/14/2021

So I’ve been waiting on this fiddle leaf fig to get bigger so I can transplant it. My goal is for it to grow to a small tree size. However, I think I had it taking too much sun so I moved it. It wasn…

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Shayebriannah avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Filbert by Shayebriannah on Greg, the plant care app
04/28/2021

It’s been said that they’re finicky, but my fiddle has been through it and is quite happy despite being repotted, moving to a new house, and learning to live with a cat in the first 5 months of me ha…

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@Egotopia
Jacksonville, FL
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Figlet by Egotopia on Greg, the plant care app
05/17/2021

These really prefer a higher humidity level, at least 50% or above. They get crispy quickly if you underwater or if humidity is too low. Remember to rotate this plant every time you water because the…

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@Athena61
Minneapolis, MN
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Kerry by Athena61 on Greg, the plant care app
04/19/2021

So far, this FLF seems to like its location. It’s sitting in front of a large bay north facing window. Currently receiving supplemental lighting as work is being done on the outside of our building. …

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Katiel avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Fig by Katiel on Greg, the plant care app
04/30/2021

I was so excited to get a fiddle leaf and my experience with it has been wonderful! Within a month it has put out a large new leaf while being super low maintenance. I put it in a corner with a small…

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Brian avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Amelia by Brian on Greg, the plant care app
05/05/2021

Everything I’ve read online has said they’re very picky and hard to take care of. I have two by my north facing window and water every 10-14 days and so far they’re thriving! However they love to att…

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@Kasiej
Mesquite, NV
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Fiddle me this by Kasiej on Greg, the plant care app
06/07/2021

Almost killed my figgy because I was so scared of over watering it I was under watering it. After a few weeks of doing a more thorough water and changing to more aerated soil it finally started to pe…

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@Martin
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Fergie by Martin on Greg, the plant care app
03/02/2021

If you have a south-facing window and a place for fiddle leaf fig with direct access to sunlight... you’re in luck. Mine only thrives when it sees the sun ☀️. I’ve also had success fully soaking wh…

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@Harrythepla…
Westerville, OH
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named kevin by Harrytheplant on Greg, the plant care app
05/13/2021

this is the problem child of my plants, but i have two… i love figs and they love me one day and hate me the next. but if you pay constant attention to it and tell them you love them every day, buy c…

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How to care for Fiddle Leaf Fig

Water

How often to water your Fiddle Leaf Fig

Water needs for Fiddle Leaf Fig
0.5 cups
every 9

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 Fiddle Leaf Fig

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Fiddle Leaf Fig in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fiddle Leaf Fig: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Fiddle Leaf Fig may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Fiddle Leaf Fig

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for 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 Fiddle Leaf Fig after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Fiddle Leaf Fig

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Fiddle Leaf Fig


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

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