3 Tips for caring for your Fiddle Leaf Fig plant
I have several Fiddle Leaf Fig plants and there's a reason they are so popular right now. They are beautiful and make a statement in any space with their large, pear shaped leaves. They tend to be tall and narrow, so they fit well in small spaces as well.
They can be a bit finicky to care for, but I've had great luck with mine and highly encourage getting one for your home! I'm not an expert on plants by any means, but I've learned a few things along the way.
Here are three basic tips that have helped my Fiddle Leaf Figs stay healthy:
1. Water your plant once a week. Without fail. And make sure your pot has holes on the bottom for proper drainage. I give my large plant 2 cups of water every week, and I give my smaller plant around 1 cup of water. If plants don’t get enough water, new leaves will turn brown and drop; if they are overwatered, the oldest leaves (toward the base of the plant) will turn brown and fall off.
2. Good light. Set your plant in a place where it will get lots of indirect sunlight and don't move it around much. My plants seem to thrive when they are placed next to a window.
3. Make sure your pot is large enough. As my plants have grown, I've re-potted them multiple times. Each time I re-pot them, they seem to grow faster. Use a pot that's bigger than you think you need, so the roots have plenty of room to expand.
Fiddle Leaf Fig plants can be found at your local greenhouse or occasionally at big box stores like Lowes and Home Depot. The larger the plant, the higher the price will be. If you want to try a faux plant that you don't need to worry about caring for, here is a good option on Amazon.