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Fiddle Leaf Fig- Ficus lyrata

Fiddle-leaf Fig trees are the trendiest plants around and there is no denying they are the ultimate statement plant in your home with their impressively large glossy leaves. They can grow into quite tall plants and are ideal for filling a bare corner in a room with lush greenery and also make the perfect backdrop for smaller plants.

 

Two stemmed Fiddle Leaf Fig tree provides a pop of colour and visual interest against a white back wall and pot.

General Care

Sunlight

Brightly lit indoor spot away from direct sunlight

Water

Only water when the surface of the potting mix is dry

Humidity

Stay clear of cold draughts. Prefers warm indoor spots or frost-free partly shaded spots outdoors

Soil

Use good quality, premium potting mix

Healthy bare roots of a thriving Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree ready to be potted up.

Common Problems

It is susceptible to a variety of common houseplant pests. Keep an eye out for mealybugs, scale, fungus gnats, and spider mites and treat accordingly with Neem oil if you notice an infestation starts

Symptom

Leaves showing brown spotting

Cause

Root rot due to overwatering, infection, sunburn

Symptom 

Leaves curling inwards or outwards

Cause

Overwatering, underwatering, low humidity, root disturbance

Precautions

If you own animals or have children, you want to make sure your Fiddle-leaf Fig is out of their reach. Their sap is mildly toxic to animals and children if consumed.

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