Fiddle Leaf Figs have attracted many lovers due to their vibrant green leaves with prominent veining and fast growth rate. When happy, they can outgrow many households if indoors. Outdoors, they can grow up to 60 feet.
Also known as Ficus Lyrata, they are native to Cameroon, Africa. Growing in tropical forests made them used to hot, humid and bright environments. In their natural habitat, the hot sun will quickly dry up the moisture from regular rain, which means they do not enjoy soggy soil and good watering habits are key for them to thrive.
Lighting: Bright, indirect sunlight. Their leaves cells need lots of sunlight for food production.
Watering: Water thoroughly when the soils dries out.
Temperature: they don’t like extreme temperature fluctuations and they prefer warm rooms. Avoid heater and ACs.
Best spot: They will thrive closer to windows where they can get lots of indirect sunlight.
Pet Friendly? No.
Child Friendly? No. As for pets, it can be highly toxic if ingested. Harmless to adults.
PRO TIP: Rotate your plant once a month to keep it standing straight and tall. It likes to reach towards the light, so if you don’t rotate you’ll notice them bending over time.