When you’re looking for a plant that’s perfect for Instagram shots, turn to the fiddle-leaf fig, or ficus lyrata. This plant gets it name from its leaves that are shaped like violins. The fiddle leaf fig tree can get to 40 feet in height when it’s in its native environment. The leaves boast a good size, which adds to its visual appeal.
If you follow any plant lovers on Instagram, you’ve likely seen the fiddle leaf fig in all its glory. In fact, one Instagram account, @FiddleLeafFigLove, is entirely devoted to documenting the popular plant.
Learn more here about the fiddle leaf fig’s appearance, care and potential issues. And if you’re ready to take the step adding fiddle leaf fig plants (or other beautiful plants) to your business space, contact Ambius online or call 888-664-8353.
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What the fiddle leaf fig plant looks like
Originally from West Africa, the fiddle leaf fig plant carries big leaves help make it look attractive. The leaves are 8-15 inches long and thick, shiny and emerald green.
When the plant grows, the leaves get heavy and the tips of the branches droop. Remember to give the fiddle leaf fig a good amount of space. It acts as a good contrast to plants that flower. Consider placing it in a room with a high ceiling.
Fiddle leaf fig care
- Try to grow the fiddle leaf fig plant in bright light – but without the sun making direct contact with it – with soil that’s drained. It can withstand heat better than cold.
- Aim to keep humidity between 50% and 70% and temperature from 60°F to 75°F. The leaves will turn reddish in color if they encounter cold winds.
- Make sure you don’t overwater your fiddle leaf fig plant as overwatering will increase the likelihood of the plant becoming diseased.
- Give the plant water when the exterior of the soil is dry. It can also help to mist. Dusting the plant is also a good idea.
- Do not give the fiddle leaf fig fertilizer during winter
- The plant should be repotted from time to time. It may deal with chlorosis due to insufficient iron or manganese, and newer leaves may turn yellow as a consequence.
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Possible fiddle leaf fig issues
Brown spots on your fiddle leaf fig? When leaves get brown spots, this may signify that you’re not providing the plant with sufficient water or you’re overwatering it.
Your fiddle leaf fig plant could also encounter leaf spot diseases, so consider asking a plant expert to perform a disease analysis if your plant has spots. Spider mites can be active on the fiddle leaf fig and may feed on young leaves.
Can’t wait to get your hands on the fiddle leaf fig? Contact Ambius today!