Make a statement with this majestic Ficus Lyrata 'Fiddle Leaf Fig' - the most popular houseplant in the world! With its leathery, deep green leaves, this exotic beauty will bring a touch of the tropical rainforest to any room. Keep it in bright indirect sunlight and make sure to keep the soil moist - and don't forget, it's toxic to pets if ingested. Bring the lush foliage of the forest indoors - with none of the mess!
This Ficus Lyrata 'Fiddle Leaf Fig' loves bright, indirect light for optimal growth. Keep it away from high intensity light sources like direct sunlight, but a little morning light is better than the stronger afternoon sun. Make sure to rotate the plant every two weeks to promote even growth, and avoid low light as this can cause issues.
This Ficus Lyrata 'Fiddle Leaf Fig' requires careful watering and maintenance - lightly, evenly moist soil is ideal. To avoid overwatering, allow the top 2 to 3cms of soil to dry to the touch before watering. Wipe the large leaves monthly with a damp cloth to prevent dust buildup that could block light and stomata, leading to water loss and decreased carbon dioxide exchange.
Grow your Ficus Lyrata 'Fiddle Leaf Fig' with confidence using a balanced, free-draining mix of 3/4 potting soil and 1/2 perlite (or bark). Repot only when necessary, usually once a year for smaller plants and fewer times for larger specimens due to the risk of transplant stress.