The Fiddle Leaf Fig will do well in a room that gets bright consistent light. Place her near a window with a sheer curtain for filtered sunlight. To encourage even growth, rotate the plant every few months once it begins to lean towards the light.
The Fiddle Leaf Fig needs medium to bright indirect light. Direct sunlight should be avoided.
Water only when the top part of the soil has dried out. When watering, remove the plant from its decorative planter and water with fresh water generously and evenly from above, so the soil is thoroughly drenched. Then allow the water to drain freely from the soil before returning the plant to its decorative planter.
Does well at room temperature between 60°F - 77°F. Cold temperatures and cold, drafty windows should be avoided.
Does well in about 40% - 60% humidity.
The plant can live happily in the provided grow pot for up to a year. Check if the plant is ready to be repotted by touching the soil and seeing if it has become loose, or if the roots have filled the bottom of the pot. Repot about once a year to avoid overcrowded roots. When repotting, use a rich, well-draining peaty soil. When your plant is ready to be repotted, you can follow our simple how-to guide.
Unhealthy Plant Signs
Falling leaves and yellowing leaves may be a sign of overwatering. This plant is susceptible to pests, which can cause the leaves to turn yellow and drop. Check the plant's foliage regularly; if you notice pests, wipe down the leaves with a mixture of ½ a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent and one gallon of water.
The sap of this plant may cause irritation to the skin. If ingested, may cause a harmful reaction in pets.