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Fit as a Fiddle (Leaf Fig)

This gorgeous plant has become a staple in the world of indoor plants and it’s easy to see why. Its big, violin-shaped leaves add a touch of elegance to any room. But, like any plant, it takes a little TLC to keep it healthy.

By now, you know that Ficus Lyrata Standard or the FLF is our February Plant of the Month, and we’re letting you grab a 10″ pot (or two!) for only $24.99 each. But what happens when you get them home? Here are some tips to keep your Fiddle Leaf Fig thriving:

Light, light, light! Fiddle Leaf Figs love bright, indirect light. If you place them in a spot with direct sunlight, it’ll cause their leaves to scorch.

Watering is key! Fiddle Leaf Figs prefer to be kept consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water your plant when the top inch of soil feels dry. To prevent over-watering, make sure you’re using a well-draining soil mix.

Humidity is also important! These plants are native to the tropical rainforests, so they love a little extra humidity. You can increase humidity levels by placing a tray of water near the plant or misting the leaves regularly.

Don’t move them too much! Fiddle Leaf Figs are sensitive to changes in their environment, so try to keep them in one spot. Moving them around a lot can cause them to drop leaves or become stunted.

Dust their leaves! Over time, dust will accumulate on the leaves of your Fiddle Leaf Fig, reducing the amount of light it can absorb. Regularly wiping the leaves down with a damp cloth will help keep them healthy and looking fabulous.

By following these simple tips, your Fiddle Leaf Fig will be the envy of all your friends. If you’re looking for a new Fiddle Leaf Fig or any other indoor or outdoor plants, stop by Garden Seventeen and check out our huge selection. Our experts are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. Happy gardening!