Fiddle Fig Leaf Tree Care, Tips & Soil Needs!
Updated: Apr 1, 2020
Fiddle fig leaf trees are a popular choice for indoor plants. They are absolutely gorgeous, but can be very fickle leafy creatures!! Their basic care, needs, and soil are key to keeping your fiddle fig happy and healthy!!
I personally have two fiddle figs in my home, I live in a small apartment with light-medium bright light. Here are some tips that I follow to keep my fiddle fig luscious and growing. Proflowers, has great tips for lighting, water, and temperature. I personally have followed these steps and my trees are thriving wonderfully.
Fiddle leaf figs prefer lots of bright indirect light. Rotate your plant every couple month to make sure your plant is getting even amounts of light.
Top 1 inch of soil is dry, let water drain completely. Underwater leaves will turn brown, over watered, leaves will have brown spots.
Prefer warm and humid areas, be sure to keep away from areas that have a draft or open window.
SOIL & REPOTTING
When repotting your fiddle fig I have put together a great recipe of soils and fillers to be sure they are getting enough water absorptions and straining. When to repot? When your fiddle figs roots start to peak out of the bottom or top of pot it is time! Here is my simple concoction......
1. Soil: Be sure to use a mix that will allow your fiddle fig to absorb and drain the proper amounts of water. Miracle-Gro you will find is useful for many different plants including your fiddle fig!
2. Worm Casting: Wiggle Worm Soil Builder Pure Earthworm Castings Organic Fertilizer is an all purpose natural fertilizer that comes to you straight from nature with no alterations whatsoever!! Add this to our soil and perlite for extra fertilization. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
3. Perlite: Never fear, perlite allows your soil to properly drain so your fiddle fig does not get over watered. Just add a little to your soil and worm casting mixture!!
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By: Cala S. at EasyLeaf