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Images Depict Mature Plants
Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
Fiddle Leaf Figs are large indoor trees with elegant distinctive foliage. They prefer bright indirect light. These iconic house plants are easy to grow, and add a dramatic statement to your home decor. These trendy house plants have been a staple for designers and their popularity continues to grow.
|1 to 2 Feet Tall||$36.95|
|2 to 3 Feet Tall||$59.95|
|3 to 4 Feet Tall||$129.95|
|4 to 5 Feet Tall||$219.95||
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|5 to 6 Feet Tall||$289.95|
|Espoma Organic Potting Mix||$16.95|
|Jack's Classic Houseplant Special Fertilizer||$17.95|
|Osmocote Plus Outdoor and Indoor Plant Food||$16.95|
Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree for Sale Online
The Fiddle Leaf Fig is total eye candy! This houseplant is lush, tall, columnar and sculptural and it’s the ‘it’ plant right now. This tough plant adapts easily to conditions and once acclimated it can grow to 6 feet or taller. Our Fiddle Leaf Figs are shipped in black or green plastic nursery containers. Purchase one today to add to your collection of houseplants and enhance your home decor!
This wildly popular plant features big, dramatic, violin-shaped, waxy dark green foliage. It's tall, columnar, and the sculptural shape is perfect for tight corners making it the perfect accent plant, and grows well in containers. For more in-depth details on caring for Ficus lyrata read our blog "How to Care for Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree". For plants that will complement your Fiddle Leaf Fig, check out the list of the trendiest house plants of 2020.
About Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
Ficus Lyrata, or Fiddle Leaf Figs perform well indoors with bright indirect light or direct filtered light. Structural, dramatic and elegant, Fiddle Leaf Figs are beautiful plants. This plant can be kept as a tree with a clear trunk between the foliage and the soil line, or can be kept as a bush with large leaves from the soil line to the top of the plant. Our plants have been trained into a tree form. The Large, violin shaped green leaves are glossy and thick, almost leathery.
Botanical Names: Ficus lyrata, Ficus pandurata
Common Name: Fiddle Leaf Fig
Growing Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees
Relative to other houseplants, Fiddle Leaf Figs grow slowly, producing a few leaves from the center of the plant. In order to encourage branching and lower foliage, the growing tips of the plant can be trimmed. Snip the branches just above where the leaf meets the stem. The idea is to remove less than 8 or 10 inches of the stem with sharp pruners.
Fiddle leaf fig trees or "standards" are grown with one plant per pot and the lower leaves are removed to expose the stem. Occasionally, you should remove leaves on the stem to expose more of the trunk as the plant continues to grow to keep its form. This fiddle leaf fig is lush, tall, columnar and sculptural and it’s the ‘it" plant right now. This tough plant adapts easily to conditions and once acclimated it can grow to 6 feet or taller.
Sun Exposure for Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees
In summer or where hardy, Fiddle Leaf Figs can be placed outside for a summer vacation. However, they need to be transitioned to handle full sun (you cannot move a plant from indoors to full sun; the leaves will burn turning brown). To transition, try placing the plant facing window with a decent amount of sun exposure to acclimate. The Fiddle Leaf Fig is total eye candy! This trend setting plant makes for the perfect addition to your home.
History of Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees
Originally from Africa between Cameroon and Sierra Leone, Fiddle Leaf Figs are used to a warm, slightly humid, shady environment. They typically grow in the understory of the rainforest, and have a very routine environment. Few drastic changes in temperature, humidity, water or light which is an idea that should be transferred when thinking about the best location for the Fiddle Leaf Fig indoors. Reaching huge popularity recently, Fiddle Leaf Figs have been commercially available for some time. The Fiddle Leaf Fig has earned the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. Ficus Lyrata is the Latin name for Fiddle Leaf Fig. Ficus refers to Ficus carica, the name for an edible fig. Lyrata means like a lyre, similar to the fiddle or lyre shaped leaves.
|Mature Height:||10 - 20 feet|
|Mature Width:||30 - 48 inches|
|Sunlight:||Bright indirect to Full sun outdoors|
|Foliage:||Green, shiny, smooth|
|Soil Condition:||Likes to dry out between watering|
|Uses:||Attractive plant to be featured or in the background of any room in the house|
Before you buy a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and flourishing.
How much light does a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree require?
If kept outdoors, Fiddle Leaf Figs can handle dappled shade to full sun, but will need to be transitioned. Move them outside to give them a summer vacation or because they're hardy. Fiddle Leaf Figs should be moved into full shade outdoors initially, then put into a couple hours of morning light with shade the rest of the time for a few days. Gradually increase the amount of sun the plant receives every couple of days until the plant receives the maximum amount of light that it will receive in its new location. This process should take a few weeks, and the leaves will not turn brown or get sunburned if transitioned gradually.
What type of fertilizer should I use for my Fiddle Leaf Fig?
Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. On the other hand, Biotone Starter or Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. Fiddle Leaf Figs like consistency in watering, light, and fertilizing. They should be kept on a regular schedule to receive food routinely.
What type of soil is best for a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree?
We suggest planting your newly purchased Fiddle Leaf Fig into a container that is slightly larger (a few inches wider and taller). Use a well draining potting mix, and be sure to disturb the roots when transplanting. We recommend adding a slow release fertilizer to the new potting mix, like Biotone Starter or Osmocote Plus Indoor/Outdoor. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the container. Keep in mind that this new potting mix will retain more moisture than the previous container, so watering in the beginning should be less frequent. The best soil for houseplants is a well balanced mix of peat moss, perlite and vermiculite that dries some between watering but takes a long time to compact. Typically, any reputable potting mix will work well and includes those ingredients. Fiddle Leaf Figs can handle a slightly thicker mix; feel free to add in some cactus soil or sand to loosen the soil a bit. Adding a granular, slow release fertilizer while planting is a good way to help the plant thrive in the transplanting transition. We do not recommend using Miracle-gro Moisture control potting soil. We have tested many soils and have found this soil to be detrimental to the health of the plant.
How much water does a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree require?
The Fiddle Leaf Fig should be watered thoroughly but infrequently, as the plants like to dry out occasionally between watering. The easiest way to tell if a plant needs to be watered is by the weight of the container. If the container is very heavy and the foliage is upright, chances are good the plant doesn't need water, whereas a light container and limp foliage means the plant needs some water. Sometimes, water pours out of the container without being retained by the soil. Soaking the dry soil in a small dish or saucer can be a useful way to solve this problem. It is important not to water the foliage of these plants, or to over-water them as this will lead to leaf damage or plant death. If you're unsure, it is always better to let the plant go dry instead of drenching it with water. Moisture meters really come in handy as an easy way to tell if plants need to be watered, and usually come with a guide to indicate what number or level of moisture different plants require. The tips of the leaves of the Fiddle Leaf Fig will start to turn brown if the plant is kept either too wet or too dry.