Fiddle Fig Leaf Care Guide

  1. Watering: Fiddle leaf figs should be watered when the top inch of soil feels dry. It is important to avoid over-watering, as this can cause root rot. Water the plant deeply and allow the excess water to drain out of the bottom of the pot.
  2. Light: Fiddle leaf figs thrive in bright light. It needs a few hours of direct sunlight, an southern or western facing window would be ideal, an eastern can also work if placed close to the window. 
  3. Temperature: Fiddle leaf figs prefer a temperature range of 60-75 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid placing the plant in a drafty location or in an area with extreme temperature fluctuations.
  4. Fertilizing: Fiddle leaf figs can benefit from fertilizing during the growing season (spring and summer). Use a balanced fertilizer and follow the instructions on the packaging for proper application.
  5. Pruning: Trim off any dead or damaged leaves as needed. Avoid pruning more than 25% of the plant at one time, as this can stress the plant.
  6. Repotting: Fiddle leaf figs should be repotted every 2-3 years, or when the roots have outgrown the pot. Choose a pot that is slightly larger than the previous one and use a well-draining potting mix.
  7. Pests: Fiddle leaf figs are prone to pests such as spider mites and mealybugs. Keep an eye out for signs of infestation and treat as needed using a natural pest control method.
  8. Propagation: Fiddle leaf figs can be propagated by taking stem cuttings and rooting them in water or soil.
  9. Overall care: Keep the plant in a clean and dust-free environment, as dirty leaves can inhibit photosynthesis and stunt growth. Regularly check for pests and diseases, and provide the plant with the proper care and conditions to ensure it stays healthy and grows to its full potential.