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.
Brightly lit indoor spot away from direct sunlight
Only water when the surface of the potting mix is dry
Stay clear of cold draughts. Prefers warm indoor spots or frost-free partly shaded spots outdoors
Use good quality, premium potting mix
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
Leaves showing brown spotting
Root rot due to overwatering, infection, sunburn
Leaves curling inwards or outwards
Overwatering, underwatering, low humidity, root disturbance
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.