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Fiddle Leaf Fig

4.4 out of 5 (417 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 324
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 119
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 114
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 102
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 30
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 29
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 19
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 11
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@Asiyah
Tacoma, Washington
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Fiver by Asiyah on Greg, the plant care app
08/26/2021

My fiddle leaf was purchased with three big leaves. Whatever I did (I think underwatered end then stupidly removed from sunlight—thinking it may have burnt), all the leaves browned and started to dro…

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@Salbltrn
Stanton, California
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Sal Jr by Salbltrn on Greg, the plant care app
06/30/2021

This is my first fiddle leaf fig. It is a great plant to have around the house. It gives so much life and makes your surroundings feel so fresh. At first I was very nervous about the watering because…

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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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@Rod
College Park, Georgia
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Little Fiddle by Rod on Greg, the plant care app
07/25/2021

I love fiddle leaf figs for their beautiful foliage however, it’s not the easiest plant to grow for first timers. It’s a bit fussy. Does not like change. Does not like to be moved from spot to spot. …

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@Lisa
San Diego, California
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Fiona by Lisa on Greg, the plant care app
09/12/2021

Beautiful large leaves give it an interesting prehistoric look. It’s very sensitive to watering. I still guess but usually water thoroughly once a week to every other week. If you let it dry out to m…

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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@Amberollie
Bell Buckle, Tennessee
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Scarlett Jotreeson by Amberollie on Greg, the plant care app
08/25/2021

This is the biggest drama queen I have ever owned but they are also my favorite. They beautiful to look at and are so rewarding when you finally get it right. Each tree that I own want specific thing…

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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, Florida
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, Minnesota
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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How to care for Fiddle Leaf Fig

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.

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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:

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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