Ficus Lyrata | Fiddle Leaf Fig

Asch Building

$12

Origin: Western Africa

Height: 3-10 ft (90 cm - 3 m) indoors

Light: Give Ficus lyrata right indirect light year-round. Give your fiddle leaf fig a quarter turn every week or so to expose all sides to light. Like other ficus house plants, its leaves will drop if suddenly moved into low light.

Water: Use a planter with drainage holes to avoid soggy soil, which can lead to root rot. Water thoroughly, then allow potting mix to dry out a bit before watering again. Drooping yellow leaves are a sign of overwatering.

Humidity: Average room (around 40-50% relative humidity). If indoor air is dry, the best way to increase humidity for your tropical houseplants is to use a cool-mist room humidifier.

Temperature: Average room temperatures 65-75°F/18-24°C. 

Soil: Good-quality all-purpose potting mix with added perlite for faster drainage.

Fertilizer: Feed 3 times a year during the growing season (spring-summer-fall) with a balanced water-soluble fertilizer.

Propagation: Stem tip cuttings and air layering. Propagating large-leaf fig trees is not easy for the amateur to do at home. These trees are slow to root from either method.