The Fiddle Leaf Fig, also known by its scientific name, Ficus lyrata, is a species of flowering plant native to Western Africa, in Cameroon west to Sierra Leone. It grows in lowland tropical rainforests in nature and can thrive in a variety of environments. It is a popular houseplant that can accent any room or office. Its lush, shiny, leathery leaves resemble a lyre or a fiddle — hence the name.
Its leaves have intricate vein patterns and wavy margins that borders on being architectural. Depending on its environment, it can stay short and may not grow fruits or flowers, or it can grow into large ornamental trees up to 6ft tall in your garden.
Our Fiddle Leaf Fig comes in three sizes —
* 4” Pot, Product Size : 15 Oz
* 6" Pot, Product Size : 32 Oz
* 10” Pot, Product Size : 240 Oz.
The plant will come pre-potted in standard nursery pots.
Fiddle Leaf Fig prefers a humid environment and medium to bright filtered light. Keep your plant's soil evenly moist by watering 2 to 3 times a week but more sparingly during the winter. You can mist around your plant to help give it a more humid environment but try to avoid misting the plant directly.
Fiddle Leaf Figs should be kept away from areas of extreme temperature shifts such as cold drafts, or bright direct light. Overwatering or leaving your plant sitting in water can spell disaster for your plant. Try and keep the soil moist but not drenched when watering your plant.
Unfortunately, the fruits that Fiddle Leaf Tree produces aren't edible, but taking care of this plant still has a lot of health benefits. Your plant’s broad leaves are a natural air filter and can improve the oxygen levels of your room and environment.
LOOKING AFTER THE PLANT
Fiddle Leaf Figs are notorious for being picky plants, but with proper knowledge, even beginner plant enthusiasts can succeed in growing this trendy tree. Place your plant in indirect sunlight, preferably an east-facing window where it can bask in sunshine all day. Just like other plants, it tends to reach for the light, so make sure to rotate the pot every once in a while to keep your plant nice and balance.
An extra tip is to wipe your fig leaves to keep them free of dust. This proves just how effective they are in filtering the air around you. Wiping their leaves will also keep them nice and luscious so they can absorb sunlight more easily.
Wait for the top inch of the soil to dry out in between watering. Lukewarm or room temperature water is best, as cold water may put your plant into shock. They also need nutrient-rich garden soil to maintain their large leaves. Occasional plant food will keep their leaves vibrant.
PLANT CARE WITH PETS AND CHILDREN
Ficus lyrata is toxic to pets and may cause loss of appetite, excessive drooling, oral irritation, and vomiting when ingested. The sap of this plant is toxic and may also cause irritation of both the eyes and skin when handled directly. Keep away from both pets and young children.