Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Tips for Best Care

How to take care of your Fiddle leaf fig tree :). 

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If you love plants you’ve probably had or have a fiddle leaf fig. They are beautiful plants that can grow into a show stopper for any room in your home. They also happen to be the most insecure plant ever. Too much light, byeeee, too much water, byeeeee, look at her wrong, byeeeee. When I started out with the fiddles I struggledddddd. Plants aren’t difficult to me and is very intuitive, but fiddles are a different breed of crazy. If after reading all of this you still want to own one. Here is a link to a beautiful small fiddle leaf to start your journey, and tonssssss of tips below. 

  • Light: Fiddle leaf figs need bright, indirect light. They can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much can scorch their leaves. The best place for a fiddle leaf fig is in a south- or west-facing window, but make sure to keep it away from direct sunlight.
  • Water: Fiddle leaf figs need to be watered thoroughly, but not too often. The soil should be allowed to dry out about 50% between waterings. A good rule of thumb is to water your fiddle leaf fig when the top 2-3 inches of soil are dry.
  • Humidity: Fiddle leaf figs prefer high humidity levels. If you live in a dry climate, you can help to increase the humidity around your plant by placing it on a pebble tray or by misting it with water regularly. And placing it around other plants. 
  • Temperature: Fiddle leaf figs prefer warm temperatures. The ideal temperature range is 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid

    placing your fiddle leaf fig in areas where the temperature drops below 60 degrees Fahrenheit like vents and drafty windows. I live in San Diego, the temp stays around 65-75 degrees and indoors they do great. Outdoors it probably could do some of the year but winter here would kill it outside. 
  • Fertilizer: Fiddle leaf figs should be fertilized during the spring and summer months. Use a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength.
  • Pests and diseases: Fiddle leaf figs are susceptible to a few pests and diseases, including spider mites, mealybugs, and scale. If you notice any pests or diseases on your plant, treat them immediately with an insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Here are some additional tips for caring for fiddle leaf figs:

  • Repot your fiddle leaf fig every 1-2 years. As your plant grows, it will need a larger pot. When you repot, choose a pot that is only one size larger than the current pot.
  • Prune your fiddle leaf fig regularly.This will help to keep the plant's shape and size in check. Prune any dead, damaged, or diseased leaves. You can also prune the plant to encourage new growth.
  • Rotate your fiddle leaf fig regularly.This will help to ensure that all sides of the plant receive equal sunlight.
  • Be patient! Fiddle leaf figs can be slow-growing plants. Don't get discouraged if your plant doesn't seem to be growing as quickly as you'd like. Just keep providing it with the proper care, and it will eventually reach its full potential.

I hope these tips help!. With a little TLC, your plant will thrive for many years to come.