INDOOR PLANT - FIDDLE LEAF FIG (Ficus Lyrata) in Various Pot Sizes
Easily the plant that we chat about the most in-store and online with our customers! Whether discussing how healthy your Fiddle is or how tall its grown or tips on care, health advice, re-locating advice or propagating advice we have heard it all.......And We Love It! We love our Fiddle Leaf Figs and will never think that they are anything less than the stunning, dramatic, glossy gorgeous statement plant that they deserve to be!
Fiddle's are native to tropical parts of Africa, where they thrive in very warm and wet conditions. In Australia they are grown super successfully and more often than not always rate as Australia's number one houseplant.
There is no shortage of articles on the internet on how to care for your Fiddle. We have condensed this to give you the highlight real of our top tips to care for your Fiddle so you will soon have it touching your roof in all of it's splendour!
Your Fiddle Leaf Fig will grow best with consistent, bright, filtered light. Turn the plant every few months once it begins to lean towards the light. Avoid a North facing window in summer as too much strong afternoon sun may burn those leaves. Choose a spot that will have consistent light and warmth year round as Fiddles don't do too well with change!
In choosing a spot for your Fiddle at home avoid it being directly under or over ducted heating or an air-conditioning unit as it will not enjoy the pressure of the dramatic change of temperatures.
Allow the top 30 - 50% of the soil to dry out before re-watering. A full wetting of all the soil every 2-3 weeks during the growing season (less in winter) is best to ensure all the roots can access moisture. We recommend moving your fiddle outside if you are able to to every 2 - 4 weeks to completely drench the soil, if it is an overcast rainy day then even better as your Fiddle leaves will love that rain water.
If your plant does not get enough water, the leaves will become limp and floppy, eventually turning brown or yellow before falling off. If your Fiddles leaves are getting brown patches and falling off then it might be a sign your Fiddle is getting too much water. Allow it to have dry periods in-between a good soak.
WE RECOMMENDED PLANTING IN :
We have found that Fiddles are super happy in Mr Kitly Self-Watering pots as they are a great option to manage their watering needs. Our common sized Fiddles will require the following Mr Kitly pots...
13cm $15 size - 17cm Self Watering Pots
25cm $90 size - 30cm Self Watering Pot
30cm $170 size - 37.5cm Self Watering Pot
40cm $420 size - keep in plastic growers pot inside large decorative pot
If a decorative solid pot is more to your aesthetic then browse or range of Alfie or Presley pots - their beautiful colours and smooth shapes will make for a stunning combination.
** Please note al of our pots and plants are sold separately. Please also note all of our plants are hand selected for their quality and individual character. If the Fiddle you receive is not the exact one pictured rest assured it will be of equal quality.
** 20cm 30cm & 40cm Fiddle Leaf Figs are too big to safely ship. Please select Free Local Delivery or Click & Collect to secure your Fiddle.