Fiddle Leaf Fig
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
These striking plants originate in African and are named for their unusual ‘fiddle’ or violin shaped leaves. They are part of the ficus family but are not an eating ‘fig’.
Choose a nice bright spot for this houseplant where it will get plenty of natural light.
In the spring and summer when the plant is growing it will need to be watered fairly regularly, but in the winter when the plant is dormant, it is important to keep them on the dry side and only water when the top of the soil is bone dry. If you can, use rainwater or filtered water when watering and you might like to feed it every month with ordinary houseplant food to help it grow and to keep the leaves nice and fresh.
As your Fiddle leaf plant grows it can be repotted in a larger pot. It can reach heights of up to 3m or you can trim the top out to keep it short. Choose a free draining compost suitable for cactus and succulents or add extra grit to a multipurpose compost. These plants are quite slow growers but they will stay evergreen all year round.
Warning: Fiddle Leaf fig leaves are poisonous if ingested. Ensure this plant is kept out of reach of pets and small children.