All indications from various Pinterest articles suggested that this would be super easy- just take a cutting, stick it in water, and hey presto! If your fig has outgrown its pot, you can repot into a container that is up to a few inches larger. I have it right by a window that gets early day light and water once a week. I am about to purchase my first fiddle fig tree, 8 feet tall plus, I also live in the desert. Here comes the hard part Well, not really. My fiddle leaf fig loves a schedule! You could also use a duster. Common Fiddle Leaf Fig problems Some of the most common issues that befall a Fiddle Leaf Fig result in brown spots and leaf drop, which can be caused by a variety of issues. I wish I had known this tip a long time ago.
It is root bound for sure. Most local nurseries should be able to supply you with one of these trees. The little guy has been there for almost 2 weeks. First, is that it is a simple and cheap way of creating multiple plants from one. These plants do particularly well in our self watering containers! Water only when the top of the soil feels dry to the touch. Use hashtag heyswansons to show us your beauties! The roots do hate wet feet, so avoid them sitting in wet saucers.
Propagation can be easily done from cuttings in the spring. Matching their efforts at home is unlikely to impossible. In this scenario we suggest allowing your Fiddle Leaf Fig to dry out slightly between waterings. If you don't see any pests on your plant, try adjusting your watering to see if the issue clears up. Pruning: Remove leaves that have seen better days as soon as they start deteriorating check there is no plant problems. Caring for this plant can take a bit of effort, but even though you will need to be aware of what the plant needs to grow, it is not difficult to care for. © copyright bauer media pty ltd all rights reserved back to the top! Fiddle leaf figs are pretty easy to grow and don't need special pampering, but the more you can mimic their natural environment, the happier they'll be.
Pruning may also simply be done to reshape or cut back a tree that is getting too tall for your living space. After a few years of love, your Fiddle can reach a size and shape that will capture the attention of every guest in your home. Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees need to dry out between waterings only slightly, so once the reservoir is empty wait a few days before you refill. Look for leaves that are rich in colour, and have no discolourations or signs of infection. If your tree is looking a little spindly or top heavy, then it might be time for a trim! What are signs I'm watering incorrectly? This native to west Africa is grown indoors for it's attractive semi-lobed and oval shaped leaves, which all seem to grow to different sizes.
When I first brought my tree home, she was a little sad from sitting in the lightless shop for a few weeks. That afternoon at 4 pm, disaster struck. Ps — Home Depot now sales them online! Always be sure to assess your plant's watering needs upon receiving it. The fiddle leaf fig was just sitting there in my pathway, alone in the wood aisle, as if someone had grabbed him and then decided not to take him home. And put your watering can down more often in the future.
Months before my birthday last year, I told John all I wanted was a fiddle leaf fig tree for our new house. Julie Chai: Fiddle leaf figs like it bright, so choose a spot where it'll get plenty of light for as much of the day as possible. Leaves need to be handled carefully. How often does my Fiddle Leaf Fig need to be repotted? Also known as the Broad-Leaved Indian Rubber Tree, the fiddle leaf fig is the big leaf beauty of the indoor plant world. If only my husband and the plant could share thespot. Near a door especially during winter or a vent can really irritate the tree. It is covering two big windows and is up to the ceiling and growing downward.
Either put a in the same room as your fiddle leaf fig or its leaves, especially during the winter when the air is naturally dryer. My Fiddle Leaf Fig has brown spots and the leaves are dropping. Simply gently wipe the leaves with a damp soft cloth. But if you do, try using a turkey baster or sponges to soak up the excess water. Fiddle leaf figs are the darlings of the design world and for good reason! What do I plant my Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree in? I demonstrated how they worked.
When wet, act like the sun and wait until it dries. I pulled into the driveway and, hoping for the best, lugged the heavier than I remembered plant inside to sit next to the dishwasher. As your Fiddle Leaf Fig grows and begins creating new leaves over time, however, it may appreciate regular fertilizer. Another option, especially for a large plant, is to trim the root ball carefully and repot the plant back into its old pot, adding new potting soil. In other words, this was a finicky plant that needs a lot of special attention.