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Naturali Home Tropicals

Ficus Lyrata 'Fiddle Leaf Fig'

Regular price $16.99 USD
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Native to tropical western Africa, Ficus lyrata, commonly known as the fiddle-leaf fig, has green, leathery and shiny and have distinctive, pale veins. These veins are embedded in the violin-shaped leaves. Although Ficus lyrata grows naturally in lowland tropical forests it can thrive in a large range of environments. Place in bright indirect sunlight, on the ground where it can grow up to 6' tall. Keep soil moist. Toxic to pets if ingested.

Botanical Name: Ficus lyrata

All Tropical House Plants at Naturali Home are priced based on Pot Size & Species Availability. Pricing is subject to change.

Plant Care Guide

Start your fiddle off on the right foot by placing it in the absolute best spot in your home. These tropical plants hate drafts, so choose an area that isn’t directly in line with an exterior door, drafty window or near an air vent. They also thrive in a lot (and we mean A LOT) of very bright, indirect light. Situate your FLF in a bright room or close to a window, but not where the light will touch it directly. Once you’ve chosen the perfect place, don’t move it! Fiddles are creatures of habit and will flourish once they've found a happy, sunny home. Once a week, when you water, turn the plant slightly so that the leaves receive equal sunlight and don’t start to grow toward a light source.

The drive home and relocation process may put your plant into shock, but you likely won't notice it for a month or two. If leaves start to look brown or sad at the end of month one, check to make sure you haven't overwatered and that the plant is getting adequate sunlight. If neither of those is the culprit, give your FLF love and time to adjust to its new environment.

If the leaves on your new plant are covered in water spots and dust, take a damp washcloth and gently wipe down each leaf. No need to use coconut oil as you may have heard — this method can actually suffocate the leaves over time. Continue to dust the leaves like this every month to keep spider mites and other pests at bay and your fiddle looking it's shiny-leaf best.

FLFs are native to tropical rainforests and thrive in warm, humid environments, like greenhouses. Don't live in a greenhouse? No problem. Most homes sit at about 40% humidity, which is fine, but if your house is on the dry side, mist your plant about once a week.

Fiddle leaf figs are decently happy as root bound plants and will do just fine in the pot you bought it in. We’ll talk more about repotting later but, for now, just place it inside a larger decorative container or basket and disguise the plastic store-bought pot with some decorative moss.

The number one way to kill a fiddle leaf fig is to overwater it or not allow for proper drainage. Water your plant about once a week or every 10 days. As we mentioned earlier, FLFs are native to a rainforest-like environment, which means they’re used to receiving a huge deluge of water with dry spells in between. So when you water at home, it’s best to soak the plant’s soil until dripping, then let it dry out completely between waterings.

You can do this one of two ways. Take the plant outside or to the bathtub, water it and let it drip for an hour or two, then bring it back in. If you don't want to carry your FLF back and forth to be watered, set it up on a plant stand over a drip tray. Whichever method you choose, make sure the roots aren’t sitting in excess water for an extended amount of time.

Not sure when to water again? Simply insert your finger into the top 2 inches of soil. If it’s still wet, leave it alone. Don't trust yourself? Buy an inexpensive soil moisture meter and water when the meter reads almost dry.

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Live Plant Fulfillment & Returns

Shipping Orders: Most Tropical House Plants, Succulents & Air Plants ship within 4 days of purchase (Many within 48 Hours). Shipping may be delayed during 'Cold Weather Events' in which temperatures along the shipping route are expected to be below 32 degrees (Fahrenheit).

Pickup Orders: In-Stock Plants will be ready for pickup within 2 days of purchase. Some Items are fulfilled by our Naturali Home Partner Greenhouses and take up to 5 days to be marked 'ready for pickup'.

Some Plants are not eligible for in store pickup and will not show the Pickup option at checkout.

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