6 foot fiddle leaf fig
fiddle leaf fig, close up

Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus Lyrata)

I’ve done a post on Fiddle Leaf Figs before but seeing as we’re getting a lot of inquiries for them recently, I thought I might do another.

This plant has soared in popularity in recent years, due to many interior designers incorporating them into both home and corporate spaces. Fiddle Leaf Figs are part of the ficus family–if you by chance trim or cut them they will bleed the same white, sticky sap that a Ficus Benjamina would bleed, as well as a Ficus Robusta, your common Rubber Plant. They’re all members of the same genus, or plant family.

Fiddle Leaf Figs like warm, sunny windows and hate cold drafts. If you notice brown spots start appearing on the leaves it is sometimes due to drafts. This plant will not do well unless it’s placed in a window; the direction that the window is facing isn’t as important as there being a window at all. You can’t put this fella in a dark room in your home or office and expect it to do well. It will slowly wither and die–dropping leaf after leaf until there’s not much left but a sad trunk and a few leaves.

When they are placed in the right spot, they’ll grow aggressively. You should prune them regularly or they’ll get super leggy.

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