How to Care for your Fiddle Leaf Fig

The ever popular Fiddle Leaf Fig is a great feature plant for you home. However we are frequently asked about tips on how to care for these plants.

The Fiddle Leaf fit is a reasonably low-maintenance house plant but of course it can have some problems if it is not in the right location. Here are some tips on how to care for your Fiddle Leaf Fig.

1. Location

Your Fiddle Leaf will like a space in your home that is bright and with lots of light during the day, but do not place this in direct sun as this can burn the leaves.

2. Leaves are collecting Dust

Like other furniture in your house that can collect dust so can your plants. It is important to wipe the dust from the leaves of your Fiddle Leaf Fig.  Dust on the leaves of your plants diminishes the ability of the leaves to function and the plants ability to breath. Dust blocks the breathing pores (stomata) and can reduce the amount of light that can feed the growth-activating cells within the leaves. Wipe the plants leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust. We do ours once a week.

3. How often should it be watered

The easiest way to tell if you plant needs watering is to stick your finger in the soil and if the top 5cm is dry then its time for a drink. We give ours a good soaking in the bath tub rather than just dribbling water on top. Only water every two weeks in winter and once a week in summer. Fiddle Leaf Figs also like humid environments so don't forget to mist your leaves, especially in winter when you have the heater on as this can dry the plant out.

4. Brown Spots are appearing on the leaves?

Brown Spots on the leaves of your plant could indicate a number of problems, however the main cause of this is due to water. It could be from over or under watering your plant. Follow the tips above and you should see these clearing up.

4. Where can I buy a Fiddle Leaf Fig

I would recommend buying a Fiddle Leaf Fig from an independent nursery. They can usually order in plants at your request. You can also buy on our Plant Nursery online here.