- Appearance: The Fiddle Leaf Fig is characterized by its large, leathery, violin or fiddle-shaped leaves with prominent veining. The leaves are dark green and can grow up to 12-18 inches (30-45 cm) in length, giving the plant a lush and elegant appearance.
- Size: When grown as a houseplant, Fiddle Leaf Figs can range in size from a few feet to several feet tall. With the right care, they can become a striking focal point in your indoor space.
- Light Requirements: Fiddle Leaf Figs thrive in bright, indirect light. They can tolerate some direct sunlight but should be protected from intense, harsh sun exposure. Adequate light is crucial for their growth and to prevent leggy or sparse foliage.
- Fiddle Leaf Figs benefit from regular feeding during the growing season (spring and summer). Use a balanced, water-soluble houseplant fertilizer.
- Dilute the fertilizer to half strength and apply it every 4-6 weeks. Reduce or eliminate fertilization in the winter months when the plant’s growth slows down.
Here are some accessories and care tips for your Fiddle Leaf Fig:
- Pot with drainage: Choose a pot with drainage holes to prevent overwatering and ensure proper drainage.
- Saucer: Place a saucer under the pot to catch excess water and protect your floors.
- Sturdy support or stake: As your Fiddle Leaf Fig grows, you may need to provide support or a stake to keep the plant upright and maintain its desired shape.
- Humidity tray or room humidifier: Fiddle Leaf Figs appreciate higher humidity levels. You can use a humidity tray filled with water or a room humidifier to maintain suitable humidity.