He’s much thirstier in summer than winter. Check him once a week and water if the top two inches of his soil are dry.
You’ll see the healthiest growth if you give his leaves a regular mist. He absorbs a lot of moisture through his leaves.
Those big leaves like a lot of indirect rays, so put him somewhere bright, e.g. away from the window in a sunny room.
Don’t worry if he drops a leaf or two after delivery while adjusting to his new home. It’s totally normal. He may also drop a couple in winter.
Fiddle-leaf fig; Banjo fig
Evergreen tree; indoor
Plant height (including pot)
30-40cm; 80-90cm; 130-140cm; 170-180cm
Toxic if ingested
Nursery pot size
12cm; 21cm; 34cm; 34cm
About Fiddle-leaf figs
We don’t believe in plants being fashionable - they’re all classics - but Fiddle-leaf figs are definitely having ‘a moment’. Their huge, fiddle-shaped leaves (hence the name) and the fact they can grow over six-feet tall mean they have maximum impact in any room.
You won’t be surprised to hear that they’re originally from the rainforests of West Africa. You might be surprised to know that they frequently grow as an epiphyte, meaning they start life in the branches of another tree. As they grow, they send roots down to the ground, which wrap around their host and eventually strangle it. Quite fittingly dramatic for such a star plant.
Did you know?
In the wild, Fiddle-leaf figs could grow as tall as 15 metres.
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