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 12cm. (Fits a 13-15cm 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)
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.
I love bright, indirect light. Place me in a room when I can enjoy the sunlight for up to six hours a day.
I do prefer my soil to dry out a little before I get watered again.
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.
Fertilise me once every month in the growth season, which is from March to September.
FAST FACTS ABOUT FIONA
The best room is where Fiona can enjoy bright morning or evening sun.
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.
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HEALTHY PLANT PROMISE
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.