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Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Care Tips

Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Care Tips

Fiddle Leaf Figs are one of the most photo friendly plants around. If you follow any interior accounts on instagram, then you have definitely seen an abundance of them on your feed. They are so popular in fact that World Market sells a convincing faux Fiddle Fig, but what's the fun in that?

Over the years, Fiddle Leaf Figs have gotten a reputation for being hard to keep alive but I've found mine to be pretty manageable. I give it plenty of light, only water it when it is dry and rotate it to keep it from leaning and that sucker hasn't dropped any leaves so I think I'm doing alright! Below are the tips I use for caring for a Fiddle Leaf Fig.

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HOW TO CARE FOR FIDDLE LEAF FIGS

Fiddle Leaf Fig Light Requirements

  • Fiddle Leaf Figs like bright, indirect light. Think filtered bright light through a sheer curtain.
  • Fiddle Leaf Figs should not receive direct sunlight, it will burn the leaves.
  • Fiddle Leaf Figs do not like cold water, most plants don't, so use room temperature or lukewarm water when watering your plants. 

Fiddle Leaf Fig Watering Requirements

  • Only water your Fiddle Leaf Fig when the top inch of soil is dry.
  • Water your Fiddle Leaf Fig thoroughly and allow the water to drain from the bottom. 
  • Do not leave a Fiddle Leaf Fig sitting in water.
  • Drooping leaves are an indication that your Fiddle Leaf Fig is thirsty.

Fiddle Leaf Fig Maintenance Tips

  • Fiddle Leaf Figs require dusting. Dust blocks light and nutrient absorption so keep an eye on the leaves and dust them regularly.
  • Turn your Fiddle Leaf Fig every couple months. Fiddle Figs reach for the light so turning them keeps the plant straight.
  • Keep Fiddle Leaf Figs away from AC units. The cold air dries out the plant and causes leaves to drop.
  • When you notice the roots of your Fiddle Leaf Fig coming through the bottom of the pot, it is time to replant in a larger pot. 

Are Fiddle Leaf Figs Poisonous?

  • Fiddle Leaf Figs are toxic and cause stomach aches when ingested. So don't eat them and you'll be fine!
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