ficus lyrata with lush green leaves in house

Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Care Guide

Popular amongst plant parents, the Fiddle Leaf Fig. Ficus Lyrata is beautiful with its huge green veiny leaves. It is Native to the rainforests of western and central Africa. This isn’t the easiest plant to take care of, but when given its ideal growing environment, it will be a beautiful and striking addition to any room.


The Fiddle Leaf Fig likes its soil to be kept consistently and evenly moist with a brief drying out period between waterings. It is prone to root rot, so avoid overwatering.

Water this green girl once every 7-10 days.


The Fiddle Leaf Fig thrives in a bright and humid spot in your home or office. Place away from the heater, aircon or a drafty corner of the room. Avoid placing it in bright direct sunlight as this may burn/scorch the leaves.

Common problems

Leaf drop – The Fiddle Leaf Fig (FLF) doesn’t like to be moved and may go into shock if placed in a spot that is cooler or less humid. It may take a few weeks for it to adjust to its new environment. If the leaf dropping continues adjust the watering and the light environment.

Brown spots – This could be due to many causes. Overwatering, insufficient light or underwatering.

If your FLF is overwatered you may see big brown spots on the leaves and dropping of leaves.

Your FLF prefers a bright spot with indirect sunlight, if it doesn’t get enough sun it may start losing its leaves.

If your plant is underwatered. It will have crispy, brown edges.

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