Fiddle leaf fig
With lustrous, wide, violin-shaped leaves and prominent veins, this upright leafy tree will create a graceful backdrop of luxurious fresh foliage in your home or garden. But to keep it in the best health and appearance, there are some tips and tricks that you need to know.
What you need to know about a fiddle leaf fig
Name: fiddle leaf fig, banjo fig, Ficus lyrata
Height: 10–12m tall. Dwarf forms are now available, such as F. lyrata “Bambino”
Foliage: large green undulate, fiddle-shaped leaves with prominent veins.
Climate: prefers a warm-temperate or tropical growing environment outdoors, but will grow in indoor environments.
Soil: a premium potting mix should always be used indoors. A moist, humus-rich but well-drained soil is preferred outdoors.
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.
Watering: allow the potting mix or soil to dry out between each watering.