The most trending of all Fycus's, the Fiddle Leaf Fig is easily recognizable and loved for its distinctive foliage and graceful silhouette. This tall, dramatic plant has very large, heavily veined, violin (or fiddle) shaped leaves that grow upright.
Native to the tropical climate of Western Africa, the Fiddle Leaf Fig thrives in very warm, bright, and humid conditions, making it a perfect addition to the modern Indian home.
Don't be alarmed if your Fiddle drops a few leaves upon arriving at your home. Your plant is simply adjusting to its new environment and will be acclimated in no time!
Your Fiddle Leaf Fig will grow best with consistent, bright, filtered light. Turn the plant every few months once it begins to lean towards the light. It will prefer an east-facing, sunny window as afternoon sun from a south or west facing window will be too strong and will burn the leaves.
Water when the top inch of the soil becomes dry, then thoroughly drench until the water drains into the saucer. Empty the saucer if the water level is high so not to drown the roots. If your plant does not get enough water, the leaves will become limp and floppy, eventually turning brown or yellow before falling off.
How to Care for the Alocasia Recap:
Bright Light: The Fiddle loves a bright but diffused room.
Average Watering: Water every week, but check for dry top soil before watering.
Warm Temperature: Warm temperatures are preferred.
Average Feeding: Feed monthly in the summer, none during winter. A little bit of fertilizer goes a long way,
Fiddle leaves are mildly toxic to humans and pets. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.
- Fiddle Leaf Figs do not like to be moved.