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Ficus Lyrata - Fiddle Leaf Fig

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NOTE: This item is only available for local pick-up and can not be delivered. After your purchase you'll receive a second email to schedule a pick-up date and time.

Ficus Lyrata, commonly known as the fiddle-leaf fig, is a popular houseplant cherished for its large, glossy leaves and elegant appearance. Keep your Fiddle Leaf happy and healthy with our fiddle leaf fig care expertise. No green thumb? No problem! We'll help you become a pro at caring for this quirky, must-have plant. (No more fiddling around with your Ficus!)

  • Light: Fiddle-leaf figs thrive in bright, indirect light. Place your plant near a window (South, East or West Window), where it can receive plenty of filtered sunlight. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight as this can scorch its leaves and remember to keep the leaves clean.
  • Watering: Allow the top inch or so of the soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's essential to let the soil dry slightly before watering again. Water thoroughly when you do water, allowing water to drain freely from the bottom of the pot (make sure you DO NOT leave access water in your drainage tray.)
  • Humidity: Fiddle-leaf figs prefer humid environments, so it's beneficial to increase humidity levels around the plant, especially during dry periods or in centrally heated or air-conditioned rooms. You can mist the leaves regularly or purchase a small humidifier. 
  • Temperature: Ficus Lyrata prefers temperatures between 60-75°F (15-24°C). Avoid placing it near drafts or in locations with extreme temperature fluctuations.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix that retains some moisture but doesn't become waterlogged. A mix of potting soil, perlite, and orchid bark works well.
  • Fertilization: Feed your fiddle-leaf fig with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half-strength during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or stop fertilizing during the fall and winter when the plant's growth slows down.
  • Pruning: Prune your fiddle-leaf fig to maintain its shape and remove any dead or damaged leaves. You can also prune to encourage branching and a fuller appearance.
  • Support: As the fiddle-leaf fig grows, it may need support to keep its upright shape. You can use stakes or a moss pole to provide support as needed.
  • Repotting: Repot your fiddle-leaf fig every 1-2 years, or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a pot that's one size larger and refresh the potting mix during repotting.
  • Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Wipe down the leaves regularly to prevent dust buildup and inspect the plant for any signs of pests or diseases.

With proper care, your fiddle-leaf fig can thrive and become a beautiful focal point in your home.

 

 

    Ficus Lyrata - Fiddle Leaf Fig
    Ficus Lyrata - Fiddle Leaf Fig
    Ficus Lyrata - Fiddle Leaf Fig
    Ficus Lyrata - Fiddle Leaf Fig
    Ficus Lyrata - Fiddle Leaf Fig
    Ficus Lyrata - Fiddle Leaf Fig