Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Violin Shaped Leaves Bring Greenery & Lush Tropical Vibes Inside Your Home

Looking for a statement piece in your home? Meet the Fiddle Leaf Fig tree! It is quickly becoming one of the world’s most popular indoor houseplant.

Fiddle Leaf Fig plants are a wonderful choice for an indoor plant. It can also be grown outdoors in the correct zones. They add a touch of green color to any room in your house with little maintenance.

The Ficus lyrata tree has violin-shaped leaves that are shiny and bright green in color. The best way to keep these plants thriving is by offering them similar growing conditions to their natural habitat of western and central Africa. That is warm and humid with not too much sunlight.

How to Care for a Fiddle Leaf Fig

Fiddle Leaf Fig care is for experienced plant people due to their finicky habits. They like bright, indirect light from a south or east-facing window. Direct sunlight may burn the leaves. If your tree starts moving towards the sunlight in an odd shape you can rotate the pot in the opposite direction to encourage even growing habits. Keep the Fiddle Leaf fig away from drafty areas such as A/C vents.

Pro tip: To keep your fiddle fig looking its best we recommend wiping the leaves with a damp cloth to get rid of dust particles that can block your plant from absorbing sunlight.

The ornamental houseplants prefer well-draining soil and containers with drainage holes. We have our very own Fiddle Leaf Fig Soil that is specially formulated to aid in the healthy growth of your fiddles.

Water the fig tree whenever the soil feels dry to touch and be careful not to overwater. Apply a Fiddle Leaf Fig Fertilizer every 6 months to supply extra nutrients and keep your houseplants happy and in good shape.

Gardeners across the United States in USDA growing zones 9-11 have the option to grow this plant outdoors in their garden.

Fiddle Leaf Fig trees will need repotted every so often as they outgrow their current pots. You can keep your tree pruned to desired shape and size as you see fit.

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Check out the Fiddle Leaf Fig Grow Guide for more information on how to grow real fiddle fig trees.

Botanical Name

Ficus lyrata

Sunlight Full Shade / Partial Sun
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 10 ft
Mature Width 5 ft
Growing Zones All Zones
Special Features
  • Violin shaped evergreen leaves
  • Perfect for home decor
  • Low maintenance

Shipping Info

*Spring 2021 Pre-Order Only – Ships in Spring Once Available*

Care

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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  1. Jane Fasig

    My fig is gorgeous! Someone took great care in packing the Fiddle Leaf Fig in the box for shipment. Recommend.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Jane, thank you for your review on our Fiddle Leaf Fig tree. We are glad it arrived safe and sound! Enjoy:)

  2. Bridgett Thomas-Smith (verified owner)

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  3. Sherald Ward (verified owner)

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    The plant arrived brown spots and dry leaves!

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Sherald, sorry to hear your plants arrived less than par. That is not the experience I would have loved for you. Are you able to send us some photos of the Fiddle Leaf Fig and we’d be happy to take a look and help you troubleshoot.

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