If you’re lucky enough to have high-ceilings and ample floor space, than a Fiddle Leaf Fig should be your go-to houseplant. It is one of the easiest Ficus plants to care for – which makes it an excellent choice, even for beginners. Characterized by large, wavy green leaves - the the shape of a fiddle - this tropical fig is actually a tree capable of growing up to 40 ft tall in the jungle! As an indoor plant though, the FLF grows very slowly. A native of Tropical Africa, it enjoys bright, indirect light and the warmth of the sun.
Plant: Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)
Sunlight: Moderate to bright, indirect light
Direction: Do best in South or West facing windows
Perfect for: The living room
Precautions: Fiddle Leaf Figs can be finicky when placed in a new environment. When stressed, their leaves tend to brown and drop off. Do keep it away from drafts or heat sources, as it likes to stay in a consistent temperature. Given the right environment, and proper care, your Fiddle Leaf Fig will acclimate over time.
More Fiddle Leaf Fig info and inspiration from our friends around the web:
"Considering the Fiddle Leaf Fig" - Erin Boyle on Gardenista
"Fig and I: Tips for Caring for a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree" - Michelle Slatalla on Gardenista
"Design Ideas: Hip Houseplants" - ELLE DECOR
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