Fiddle Leaf Fig
4.4 out of 5 (558 experiences)
About Fiddle Leaf Fig
The fiddle leaf fig is a tree from Central and West Africa. The species name, lyrata, refers to the leaves’ shape of a lyre, a small string instrument played in Ancient Greece. The plant has a uniquely and mutually beneficial relationship with specific kinds of wasps. In fact, every plant in the Ficus genus has a unique wasp species which will lay its eggs in the fruits of only its favorite species! 🐝
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How to care for Fiddle Leaf Fig
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 Memphis, Tennessee.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
September 27th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Memphis is currently high 📈.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…
September 26th, 2022
Memphis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Memphis is expected to decrease by 25.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per…
September 27th, 2022
This month, Memphis is getting an average of 10.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.2 total hours of da…
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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Memphis, Tennessee ☀️.
This is a great time to watch your Fiddle Leaf Fig thrive 🌿!
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.
What other plant parents say
I purchased my Fiddleleaf fig because I read that it cleans the air adds oxygen Also can remove some bad chemicals from its environment and very beautiful. I would recommend that anybody that purchase one feed it organic fiddle leaf plant food according to the directions, made all the difference in growth and leaf quality.
I’ve heard so many horror stories about these but mine has, despite my better efforts, continued to thrive. I mean, it got *forgotten* in the back yard all summer while I was overwhelmed with moving & some renovating. Happy as a clam. Yes, it’s dropped some leaves over the years. Yes, it was once MUCH more lush and is still recovering from near-death a year and a half ago. But it’s still here!