Fiddle Leaf Fig Care
If you're lucky enough to have a fiddle leaf fig tree (Ficus lyrata), also called the fiddle leaf fig, you'll want to give it the best care possible to keep it healthy and looking its best. Here are some tips for taking care of your fiddle leaf fig.
Light: Your fiddle leaf fig will do best in bright, indirect light. If you can provide a spot near a south- or west-facing window, that would be ideal. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves, and low light conditions, which can cause the leaves to drop.
Water: Water your fiddle leaf fig when the top inch of soil is dry. Allow the water to soak in, and then empty the drainage tray. Be sure to not over water, as this can lead to root rot.
Fertilizer: Use a balanced fertilizer formulated for foliage plants every other month during the growing season. Follow the package directions for application rates.
Pruning: You can prune your fiddle leaf fig to control its size or shape, or to remove damaged or diseased leaves. Use sharp, clean pruning shears and make cuts just above a leaf node (the point where the leaf meets the stem).
With proper care, your fiddle leaf fig will thrive and bring beauty to your home for years to come!