Gardening Questions And Answers
“Fiddle-leaf figs enjoy lots of light and they can often take up to five hours of direct light a day.” According to Greenery Unlimited, it does best “close to south- or west-facing windows, or directly in an east-facing window,” and nothing can be anything blocking that light (like a building or trees).
How Should You Fertilize a Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant? You should fertilize your plant every time you water, except in the winter. During the winter months (the length varies depending on where you live), the plant will go dormant and rest. While it’s not actively growing, it will not have the need for additional nutrients.
The best time to move your fiddle leaf fig outside is during the spring and summer months. Move the plant outside when the climate of your area is warm. Summer provides the warmest months, and the plant will enjoy being outdoors during that time, given that you are not putting it under harsh afternoon sunlight.
Position: full sun to partially shaded position outside, or bright indirect light indoors. Flowering and fruiting: long green figs are produced, but are usually hidden beneath the leaves. Feeding: use a controlled-release fertiliser in spring and a water-soluble fertiliser every month from spring to late summer.
Arguably the most common cause of brown spots in a fiddle leaf fig is root rot from over-watering. Root rot is a fungal infection that takes place when the roots sit in water for too long and don’t have adequate drainage. Fiddle leaf fig roots in particular need fast-draining soil and ample drainage.
The good news is that, once acclimated, the fiddle leaf fig (Ficus lyrata) can grow to 6 feet or taller, making it a stunning statement piece. There are also other varieties of the plant that don’t grow as tall and are bushier, such as ‘Suncoast’ and ‘Compacta,’ if you’re going for a different look.
The main cause of fiddle leaf fig leaves drooping can be dehydration from lack of watering which can cause the leaves to droop or flop over. However there maybe other reasons such as a overwatering, root rot, lack of sunlight to lack of fertilizing that could also be cause your fiddle fig leaves to be […]
Yellow leaves on a fiddle leaf fig plant have three probable causes. The most likely culprit is lack of sunlight, followed by poor nutrition. It is more likely that your plant’s yellowing leaves means it’s getting too little sun and too much water. Let your plant dry out and make sure it’s getting enough light.
Despite its popularity, it’s certainly not the easiest houseplant to look after, but its visual impact in a space is unmatched when given proper conditions and care. The Fiddle Leaf Fig appreciates a warm, humid environment, a fair amount of water and plenty of light. They will not thrive in low-light locations.
All houseplants are potential breeding grounds for insects, and fiddles are susceptible to pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and scale. And gnats on your fiddle leaf fig will bug you too! These tiny flying insects buzz around the leaves of your fig (and around your home!) and lay their eggs in the soil.