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In the last several years, fiddle has been gracing the covers and spreads of magazines across the world, not just because it’s large violin-shaped foliage (hence the name) but also because its tall, columnar and sculptural form since it is not bushy, it is suitable for those tight corners/corridors. It waxy dark green foliage that forms a perfect contrast with light, neutral walls and furnishings. An eye candy indeed!

If you’re determined to get your hands on it, it’s worth investing in one that’s already substantial in size, as they can be tricky-to-please and slow to grow. Water only when the top inch or so of soil dries out. Their leaves will appreciate regular misting and a home with plenty of bright but indirect light. 

Fiddle Leaf Fig / Ficus Lyrata

Ceramic pot
  • For starters, they don't like to be moved around so its best to determine where you would like to place your fiddle

    Light :  Bright light, preferably by a sunny window. Turn the plant every few months once it begins to lean toward the light

    Soil: Rich, well-drained peaty soil. Plan on re-potting about once a year because once roots become crowded they will start growing through the container’s drainage hole, causing circulation problems and even root rot.

    Water: Water only when the top 2" soil is dry to the touch. Then water thoroughly (until the water drains into the saucer) and allow to dry out again. If plants don’t get enough water, new leaves will turn brown and drop; on the other hand, if they are overwatered, the oldest leaves (toward the base of the plant) will turn brown and fall off.

    Fertilizer: Feed with a water-soluble plant food throughout the growing season according to direction

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