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 San Jose, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 23rd, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Jose is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…
January 26th, 2023
San Jose is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to increase by 28.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.6 megajoules of energy per m2…
January 22nd, 2023
This month, San Jose is getting an average of 8.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 7.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of day…
Fiddle Leaf Fig love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ⛅.
Fiddle Leaf Fig does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.
January 23rd, 2023
The growing potential in San Jose is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to repo…
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!