How to care for your Fiddle leaf fig

The fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata) is the “it” houseplant on social media. After five years, it is still dominating social media, and it is easy to see why!

Fiddle-leaf figs are perfect focal points for your room and your garden. You can set them in floor-standing pots. These plants can grow to at least 6 feet tall, with some specimens even reaching 10 feet. So ensure you have plenty of space for this lush new houseplant. They are fast growers and can be potted at any point in the year as they outgrow their current containers.

 

The fiddle-leaf fig features large, heavily veined, violin-shaped leaves that grow upright.

They are native to tropical parts of Africa. As a result, they thrive in warm, wet conditions. They can be challenging for novice plant owners, especially when it comes to duplicating the ideal, steamy conditions.

Fiddle-leaf figs are relatively tough plants that can withstand a “less-than-perfect” environment. Aumann’s Garden Supplies carries a range of gorgeous fiddle-leaf figs for your home. Come in store to choose your perfect plant from our range today!

We have a large range of indoor plants that are stocked regularly, but availability may vary depending on the season.

Care guide

Don’t be discouraged if your Fiddle drops some leaves, this is natural. The team at Aumann’s Building and Garden Supplies have put together our top 5 tips to keeping your new plant fit as a Fiddle!

  • Water -Once a week works for most fiddles but be mindful when the weather changes they may need more or less. If dry, brown patches appear on your leaves, you’re under watering. If leaves flop and turn yellow, over watering is likely the issue.
  • Sun – Bright, indirect sunlight is key for survival. Fiddles don’t like direct sunlight, try to map out the perfect space for your fiddle before bringing them home as they don’t like to be moved.
  • Fertilise – Once in Spring, a few times in Summer but never in the cooler seasons. Use a weak, water soluble fertiliser or you will risk burning the leaves with anything stronger
  • Temperature – Keep your Fiddle away from cold drafts, heaters and air conditioners as these are often the main cause of damage to your plant.
  • Clean – Remove the dust build up with a small amount of melted coconut oil to really shine up the leaves!
  • Spritz– If your Fiddle is looking a little sad don’t be afraid to give it a spritz, even in the Winter months