Having plants in your home can add a beautiful touch and brighten up your living space. One of the most beautiful plants you can add to your house is the Ficus lyrata, commonly known as Fiddle Leaf Fig plant. You may wonder, what is the proper Ficus lyrata care for indoors?
The Fiddle Leaf Fig is a species of the fig tree that is native to rainforests in central and western Africa. It does best in a warm, humid environment where it can receive lots of light. It should be watered on a regular basis in order to keep it healthy.
— Find The Perfect Spot in Your HomeLocation is key to a happy Ficus lyrata in your home. Since they do not like drafts, choose an area that is not near a doorway, vent, or drafty window. It is also important to make sure to have your Fiddle Leaf Fig in an area with lots of bright, indirect sunlight.— Take Care of the Ficus lyrata LeavesThe Fiddle Leaf Fig is famous for its large, beautiful green leaves. These special leaves need to be cleaned on a regular basis in order to keep them healthy. In order for the tree to grow, the leaves must be maintained.
— Manage the HumidityFiddle Leaf Figs need to have high humidity in order to thrive. A dry house can be really damaging to your plant. The ideal humidity for a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree is between 30-65% in order to keep it flourishing.— Don’t Re-pot Right AwayYour Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant will do just fine in the pot you bought it in when you first get it. If you want, you may put the potted tree inside in a decorative pot while still keeping it in its original pot.
— Water Your PlantOne of the most damaging things you can do for your tree is to overwater it or not provide a proper draining layer. A Ficus lyrata plant only needs to be watered every seven to ten days. When watering, the soil should be soaked until dripping.— Fertilize Your PlantYour Fiddle Leaf Fig should be fertilized in the spring or summertime, once a month. The fertilizer you use should have a ratio of 3:1:2 of nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium. You can mix the fertilizer into a watering can based on the fertilizer instructions.
— Trim Leaves as NeededTo keep your plant healthy, you should trim the leaves if they start to brown. You should use sharp shears to trim rotting or dead leaves half an inch at the stem at an angle. Be sure not to trim more than 5-10 leaves at a time— Repot When NeededWhen to re-pot fiddle leaf fig? When your plant starts to grow too large for its pot, for example when the roots begin to grow out the drainage layer, it is time to re-pot. You should choose a pot with drainage holes that is about two inches larger than the pot it is currently in.
As long as you know how to care for your Ficus lyrata tree, they can be a wonderful addition to your home. They have a stunning, unique look that can make any home feel more welcoming. Their beautiful large green leaves stand out and with the proper care, they can strive indoors.