Fiona

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Fiddle leaf fig; Ficus lyrata bambino


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ABOUT OUR FIDDLE LEAF FIG

Hey there, I’m Fiona the Ficus lyrata! You probably know me better as the fiddle leaf fig tree. I’m the "it" girl of the plant world - a houseplant so trendy I’ve made it on the covers of all the home décor magazines that matter. Fame is fleeting for some, but I know people take just one look at my paddle-shaped, glossy leaves and realise they just have to take me home.

First discovered in Western and Central Africa in humid tropical forests, today I’m present across Japan and the Caribbean, where I thrive thanks to the mild temperatures and warm sun. While I definitely prefer to live outside, I am capable of compromise - well, sometimes. If you install me in your home, I’m a tiny bit of a diva: I prefer lots of bright, indirect sunlight and warm temperatures to keep me at my best. No cold, dark rooms for me, thanks.

My spectacular foliage has been described as looking like a sculpture and I’m destined to add star quality and gravitas to your home.

Small height (including nursery pot) 30cm; pot diameter 11cm. (Fits a 12-13cm pot)

Medium height (including nursery pot) 60-70cm; pot diameter 17cm. (Fits a 18-22cm pot)

Big height (including nursery pot) 100-110cm; pot diameter 21cm. (Fits a 21-24cm pot)

XL Height (including nursery pot) 90-100cm; pot diameter 27cm. (Fits a 28-32cm)

DID YOU KNOW?

Wonder where Fiona gets her name? The fiddle-leaf fig is named after the fact that, well, its leaves are similar in shape to a fiddle - and, in the wild, they can grow about the same size, too!

Fiona's a stunning houseplant with big, full leaves and she'll look quite stunning in a warm sunny conservatory or as a centerpiece for the kitchen table.


QUICK FIDDLE LEAF FIG PLANT CARE

Fiona will thrive with minimal care; she might be a diva, but less is certainly more when it comes to keeping her happy.

LIGHTING

I love bright, indirect light. Place me in a room when I can enjoy the sunlight for up to six hours a day.

WATERING

I do prefer my soil to dry out a little before I get watered again.

HUMIDITY

I tolerate lower humidity levels but I’d much prefer a little more moisture in the air. Place a pebble tray nearby or keep me next to other plants. Find out how to increase humidity in your home here.

FERTILISER

Fertilise me once every month in the growth season, which is from March to September.

   

   


FAST FACTS ABOUT FIONA


BEST ROOM

The best room is where Fiona can enjoy bright morning or evening sun.

PET SAFE

No

AIR PURIFYING

Yes

THINGS WE ALWAYS GET ASKED

How do you care for a fiddle leaf fig tree?

The best care for an indoor potted fiddle-leaf fig tree is a bright room with warm temperatures. The fiddle leaf fig can be sensitive to drafts so placing Fiona away from any windows or frequently used doors can prevent leaf drop. Allow her soil to dry out a little in between each watering as she can be a bit sensitive (yeh, we know) to overly moist soil, which can cause root rot.

How much light does a fiddle leaf fig need?

Fiddle leaf figs prefer a sunny room, although she needs to stay away from being in direct sunlight. If Fiona doesn’t get her way (or enough light), there’s a fair chance she’ll start losing her lower leaves.

Are fiddle leaf figs hard to keep alive?

They can be tricky at the beginning when they are adjusting to their new homes and it’s a good idea to not move her from her new spot in your home. Once their lighting, watering and temperature conditions are good, indoor fig trees are relatively easy to grow.

PLANT STYLING TIPS

Fiona’s leaves will look stunning in a bright kitchen. Use her tropical foliage to decorate your kitchen table or reading snug where she can be appreciated every day. Take a look at Sasha, Bonnie and Curly Wurly who can join her in a sunny room. Keep her away from any pets or young children as her foliage is poisonous if ingested.

Pair Fiona with the wanderlust reed diffuser and the reflection crystal to turn your home into a dazzling place worthy of such a stylish plant.

QUICK DELIVERY

We use a next day delivery service with one of our trusted couriers. Please allow a little bit of packing time. During COVID and busy times this can be up to 5 days.

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If you have received a damaged plant or within 30 days you have any trouble after following our care guidance we will offer you a replacement.

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