Fiddle leaf fig (large)
This variant is currently sold out.
Fiddle leaf figs (ficus lyrata) add seriously cool flair to a room. The foliage is huge and gorgeous, and they can get up to 3 metres tall in the right conditions, making them a great statement plant. This one is over a metre tall.
Light: Bright, indirect light is preferable, but they can tolerate some direct (but not harsh midday) morning or afternoon sun.
Water: Water when the soil is dry about an inch at the top. They are thirsty plants in spring and summer, but letting the soil dry a little at top helps make sure you're not overwatering.
Humidity: No specific requirements really, but they wouldn't mind the odd misting.
Feed: Apply a weak dose of a fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.
Care tips: If you're not watering enough, or are watering way too much you might see some brown spots and a leaf or two drop. Change your ways and your plant will quickly recover.
Height and growth rate: Ultimate height is around 3 metres.
Toxicity: Toxic if ingested. If a leaf comes off, there can be a small amount of sap excreted which can be an irritant so wash your hands if any comes into contact with your skin.
Origin: Western Africa.
*Our plants and pots are sold separately. Your plant will arrive in its plastic nursery pot, unless you have also ordered a decorative pot.