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Images Depict Mature Plants
Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees
Ficus lyrata, Ficus pandurata
Fiddle Leaf Fig trees are large indoor tropical plants 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.
As Low As: $24.95
|1 to 2 Feet Tall||$24.95|
|2 to 3 Feet Tall||$42.95|
|3 to 4 Feet Tall||$99.95|
|4 to 5 Feet Tall||$199.95|
|5 to 6 Feet Tall||$249.95||
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Espoma Organic Potting Mix
4 Quart Bag
Jack's Classic Houseplant Special Fertilizer
8 oz. Tub
Osmocote Plus Outdoor and Indoor Plant Food
2 LB Shaker
Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree for Sale Online
The Fiddle Leaf Fig tree (ficus lyrata) is total eye candy! This floor plant is lush, tall, columnar, and sculptural and it’s the ‘it’ plant right now. Their name comes from their violin-shaped leaves that cover the top of the plant. They have been a staple for designers and their popularity continues to grow amongst all levels of plant parents.
|Mature Height:||6 to 8 Feet indoors|
|Mature Width:||3 to 4 Feet indoors|
|Sunlight:||Bright indirect light|
|Habit:||Tree form, clear trunk|
|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|
How to Care for Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees
Before you buy a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and flourishing.
How much light does a real Fiddle Leaf Fig tree require?
Fiddle leaf figs love to bask in the sun while indoors. They thrive when placed next to an east-facing window where they will receive consistent all-day sun without being scorched by the afternoon rays. Since they are sun-lovers, it is common that your plant will start to favor the side facing the window, causing the plant to lean or even tip. To counter this, simply rotate your tree every few months and it will even out on its own!
What type of fertilizer should I use for my indoor 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 live 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). It is extremely important that your container has drainage holes at the bottom of the pot! Use a well-draining potting mix, and be sure to disturb the roots when transplanting. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. 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. 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.
How much water does a potted Fiddle Leaf Fig tree require?
The Fiddle Leaf Fig should be watered thoroughly but infrequently. It is best to allow the soil 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, the plant likely doesn't need water, whereas a light container and limp foliage means the plant is thirsty. 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.
This big indoor 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".
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.
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History of Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees
Native to tropical 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.
Download our Planting Care Guide for a Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees.