There’s no doubt you are already familiar with the Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree! Within the last few years, it’s a plant that has become quite popular and trendy to have in a corner in your home. The deep green leaves add shape and contrast to other textures and elements in any style of decor. But one common question that is raised by even the greenest of thumbs is how to care for it. At first welcome, the Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree is vibrant and beautiful. But no matter the diligent upkeep, it is also popular for this plant to start wilting. Here are 4 tips to care for a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree:
A Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree needs consistent light! Keep your plant by a sunny window or skylight so it gets as much exposure during the day, but avoid direct, hot sunlight.
Water only when the root ball is mostly dry. If you feel down into the soil and it is moist, the lower part of the root ball is probably still wet. If it is dry, time to water! When watering, you’ll want to water thoroughly enough so the entire root ball is moist. It’s okay for some water to remain in the saucer but the plant should absorb any excess in a day or two. Don’t allow it to sit in water for longer than that.
Ideal temperatures between 55°-85°F. Avoid temps below 50°.
If you are planting your Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree in a new planter, you’ll want to feed while the plant is putting in new growth. Once every few months, especially during spring and summer, use a good water soluble plant food.
Because of the broad flat leaves, most Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees accumulate dust in an indoor environment. Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth every few month can help keep your plant healthy and looking good.