Plant Care Fiddle Leaf Fig
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Fiddle Leaf Fig

4.4 out of 5 (315 experiences)

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

Taxonomy

Ficus lyrata
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

What other plant parents say

Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 248
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 87
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 86
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 74
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 22
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 20
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 12
Fiddle Leaf Fig has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 8
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@Salbltrn
Stanton, CA
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
South Fulton, GA
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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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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Commerce City, CO
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Big Momma by Flareofamethyst on Greg, the plant care app
07/20/2021

VERY sensitive to sunlight and environment change. Loses leaves when stressed, but bounces back quickly. Leaves droop when thirsty and perk up after a drink. I find Fiddles to be a pretty easy plant,…

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@Kingbeck13
Olympia, WA
Rating of the plant Fiddle Leaf Fig named Fig by Kingbeck13 on Greg, the plant care app
07/11/2021

These guys are awesome! They’ll get super big and bushy, BUT they NEED consistency! Consistent watering and a good amount of sun. It’s easy to see when you’re doing something wrong, leaves will devel…

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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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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 Washington, DC.

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 Washington, DC

Washington, DC

93% High

Growing Fiddle Leaf Fig in Washington right now

Light needs for plant Fiddle Leaf Fig in Washington, DC

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

July 26th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Fiddle Leaf Fig in Washington, DC

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 3.8% ☀️

July 24th, 2021

Washington is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Washington is expected to decrease by 3.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.6 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Fiddle Leaf Fig in Washington, DC

Daylight will decrease by 0.4 hours 📉

July 25th, 2021

This month, Washington is getting an average of 11.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 2.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.8 total hours of …

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Washington, DC ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Fiddle Leaf Fig thrive 🌿!

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

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