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 Tucson, Arizona.
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December 3rd, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tucson is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
December 2nd, 2022
Tucson is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to decrease by 20.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…
December 3rd, 2022
This month, Tucson is getting an average of 10.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayli…
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.
Fiddle Leaf Fig does not tolerate low light 🚫.
Tucson, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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.
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!