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Fiddle Leaf Fig

Ficus Lyrata

The Ficus Lyrata, more commonly known as the “Fiddle Leaf Fig” has large, violin-shaped leaves that add drama to your space, and its dark green hue looks beautiful with any decor. This larger size tree will instantly bring life into a room. Its iconic, fiddle-like leaves and dainty veins earned this plant its unique name. The plant is known for its graceful silhouette.

 
General Care

Light:
Fiddle leaf figs prefer lots of bright, filtered light. For optimal fiddle leaf fig care, rotate your plant every few months when you notice it reaching for the light. Wipe down your fiddle leaf fig tree’s leaves once a week to keep them free of dust and to help the plant efficiently absorb more sunlight. This is especially important for this plant since its large leaves are prone to dust.

Water:
Water once every 7 to 10 days.

Grow Medium:
Fiddle leaf figs require nutrient-rich potting mix to sustain their large leaves.

Temperature:
Temperatures between 15 – 24°C are suitable. Avoid lower than 12°C.

Humidity:
Normal room humidity is fine, but increase the humidity during the winter if artificial heating is used within the room.

Feed:
During spring and summer provide the plant with a feed of organic liquid fertilizer once a month while the plant is actively growing.

Common Problems
Fiddle leaf figs are prone to mealy bugs, aphids, mites and scales. Check their leaves for any odd growths or holes and check the underside for any small pests. To treat, wipe off with a hot-and-soapy cloth or use an organic pesticide.
The appearance of brown spots on leaves is one of the most common issues, this discoloring can indicate a few things. Brown edges can mean your tree is overwatered, while brown spots can mean it is underwatered.
Brown spots can also indicate that your plant is getting too much sun or it is too cold.

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