Plant Care Fiddle Leaf Fig
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Fiddle Leaf Fig

4.5 out of 5 (50 experiences)

Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Taxonomy

Ficus lyrata
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

What other plant parents say

Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 46
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 13
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 11
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 10
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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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@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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@Kimdaley
Portland, OR
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Fiddle Jr by Kimdaley on Greg, the plant care app
03/31/2021

I’ve had this guy for 4 years and she has grown so tall! I’ve had to propagate her twice to keep her from reaching the ceiling. I now have many happy little fiddle babies. So easy to propagate and ca…

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@Plantfather
Orlando, FL
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named arlo by Plantfather on Greg, the plant care app
03/30/2021

i think arlo (my fiddle) has gotten so lucky in surviving. people either kill these immediately or grow them for a while! there’s not too much growth but i think she’s starting to put out more leaves…

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@Zay
Albuquerque, NM
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Babino by Zay on Greg, the plant care app
03/12/2021

I have two lyratas, a smaller table top one and a larger bushier one as a floor plant. Both have been lush and generally easy going. They do tend to be a bit slower growing though.

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@Luluandthel…
Ashland, OR
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named lemon by Luluandthelemons on Greg, the plant care app
04/15/2021

I found it easier to invest in buying a larger fiddle leaf fig if you already have experience growing the plant because once this plant is mature it is a lot easier to care for

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Lincoln, NE
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Frederica by Gathererofnutsandodballs on Greg, the plant care app
04/06/2021

I love my fiddle leaf fig! I picked her up at Sam’s Club and she has thrived! She loves our front window with the east sun hitting her in the mornings.

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@Maria
Dartmouth, NS
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Rubber Mom by Maria on Greg, the plant care app
03/11/2021

Temperamental, beautiful leaves that they can appear damaged if the plan doesn’t get enough light and not look so good

Emma avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Fern by Emma on Greg, the plant care app
03/27/2021

Does best in an east facing window. Can be awfully finicky. Does not like to move or be repotted often

Kiwingelle avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Maya by Kiwingelle on Greg, the plant care app
04/18/2021

Perfectly healthy when I got it but died within a month despite lots of sun and appropriate watering

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 located in Charlotte, NC.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Fiddle Leaf Fig in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC

62% Medium

Growing Fiddle Leaf Fig in Charlotte right now

Light needs for plant Fiddle Leaf Fig in Charlotte, NC

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

April 18th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Charlotte is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Fiddle Leaf Fig in Charlotte, NC

Sunlight intensity will increase by 38.8% ☀️

April 18th, 2021

Charlotte is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Charlotte is expected to increase by 38.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 18.5 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant Fiddle Leaf Fig in Charlotte, NC

Daylight will increase by 1.9 hours 📈

April 18th, 2021

This month, Charlotte is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 16.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.5 total hours of d…

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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..️

Charlotte, NC currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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.

When to repot Fiddle Leaf Fig

Nutrient needs for plant Fiddle Leaf Fig in Charlotte, NC

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

April 18th, 2021

The growing potential in Charlotte is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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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 your location in Charlotte, NC, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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