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Ficus Lyrata aka Fiddle Leaf Fig

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Ficus Lyrata for Sale – The “it” Plant!

This plant is so trendy, it’s called the “it” plant – and the “it” has nothing to do with technology and everything to do with style.  The ficus lyrata, also known as a Fiddle Leaf Fig is sought after for its big, violin-shaped (that’s a fiddle down south) leaves and ability to take a prominent place in the décor of a big space.  Put it in a well-lit room and let it grow.

The Fiddle Leaf Fig is available in 3 sizes in varying heights and 2 styles – standard tree form and bush.  A standard tree is more popular, and a bush will have leaves all the way to the base.  The larger size (in 14″ growpot) is available in tree and bush form, while the mid-size (in 12″ growpot) is only available as a tree and the smallest (in 10″ growpot) is available as a bush.

It is shown here, to the left, in the standard tree form in a 14″ growpot.

Special note:  After shipping hundreds of these plants, we have new guidance for ordering:  If you do not have a bright, sunny spot – on a patio or adjacent to an east, west, or (preferably) south window – please consider another plant from our low-light selections.  All Fiddle Leaf figs prefer bright light.  Although our plants are the highest quality and acclimated for reduced light situations, they will thrive in higher light

 

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Read below for more information on caring for your Fiddle Leaf Fig.

Description

The Fiddle Leaf Fig is a really great plant for beginners and experts alike, and designers will appreciate what it can do in a photo.  Here’s what you need to know if you’re getting a Ficus Lyrata:

Watering

This plant is a moderate to heavy drinker, and can go for 2+ weeks without watering with the proper sub-irrigation system, but we suggest you check it weekly during the first 6-8 weeks after you get it and during hot summer months.  See our watering guide for more information.

Light

Next to watering, having adequate light is the most significant factor keeping your Lyrata happy inside.  Your best placement is near a window where the plant can get some sun light – east-, south- and west-facing windows are best.  It can also thrive in a room with strong ambient light.  If you want a good, sustainable indoor plant and don’t have good light, this is not the plant for you – unless you’re up for moving it for frequent trips to better lit areas.

Nutrition

The Fiddle Leaf Fig likely will not need to be fed during the first 6 months after it has shipped.  During this time, it will use the residual nutrients from nursery production.  After 12 months, it can be fed quarterly with a complete fertilizer formulated for interior plants.  If your Lyrata is positioned on a porch in the south, it may need supplemental nutrition sooner than 12 months.  Keep an eye on the newer leaves – not the emerging ones; if the new leaves are yellow and the veins prevalent, it is possible it needs some nutrients.  Please refer to our nutrient guide for details.

Cleaning

Here’s one of the greatest benefits of this plant – its large leaves are easy to clean and, overall, there are fewer leaves than many other interior plants.  Simply wiping the leaves with a wet cloth usually does the trick.  For spots where something else (besides dust) has landed on your plant, use a mild soapy solution to wet the cloth; then wipe.

Pruning

Many Fiddle Leaf Fig fans love to let this plant grow in all sorts of funky shapes.  If that’s not your style, and you want to maintain the plant’s height and girth, pruning cuts can be made just above any node (aka – right about a where a leaf attaches to a stem).  This will reduce the size of the plant and promote new growth from the point where the cut was made.  You can also trim or snap off leaves that have run their course.

Bugs

Here’s another plus, this plant is not a big target for pests.  Scale, mealy bugs, and mites sometimes jump on, but they’re easily controlled by wiping the infested area with a soapy solution.  It can take several intermittent cleanings to rid the plant of the pests.

Trouble

Here are a few warning signs that your Ficus Lyrata is getting the funk:

  • Leaf drop – If the lower leaves start to droop and then drop, it’s either :
    1. not getting enough light
    2. it’s getting too much water or
    3. (you guessed it), it’s not getting enough water

    Or…if you moved it from one light extreme to another, it could shed leaves.  The most likely issues (#’s 1, 2, and 3) are easily correctable.

  • Brown leaf margins – This is most likely from not enough light and under-watering.
  • Brown spots and mushy leaf spots – This might be from too much water or exposure to cold temperatures.

The best part about any of the above is that they’re easily corrected.  The key, however, is recognizing the signs early and making the adjustment before too much damage occurs.

Warning

It has been reported that the sap from a Ficus plant is poisonous to dogs, cats, and horses.  So, if you have a dog, cat, or horse, don’t let them ingest the sap.  It’s also been reported that the sap can cause allergic reactions for people too.  If you get sap on your skin, wash it off and wipe the area with rubbing alcohol; if it gets in your eyes, flush your eyes with clean water for 15 minutes.  If none of this helps, call a doctor.

 

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Bush Form, Standard Tree Form

130 reviews for Ficus Lyrata aka Fiddle Leaf Fig

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  1. Pamela G. (verified owner)

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    I love this plant (actually bought two!)— its healthy, beautiful leaves, its height, how it brings nature into my home. I am still working with it, however, as the acclimation period is a bit wonky and I’m still trying to figure out its water appetite under the Plant Assure system, thus 4 not 5 stars. Once we figure this out, I’m sure it will merit a 5! Bravo to Sue Waltzer, who has been my plant partner, extremely attentive, full of suggestions and advice, and always accessible. We have become phone and email buddies.

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Beautiful plant. I would like to see instructions for care that are more realistic/accommodating to a normal care for a plant in a home. Currently instructions require visualization of capillaries, but I placed my plants in their original container in a basket. It’s very difficult to visualize the capillaries. I need to put it in something because the pot it comes in is not visually appealing and puts my floors at risk of getting wet and dirty. I am certain most people put theirs in something.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Hi – Our sub-irrigation set up is primarily to make it easier to care for the plants and helps to avoid over/under watering. We do offer a soil sleuth which will pull up moisture from the root zone so you can feel the soil moisture and water the plant when it dries out. Many of our customers don’t completely understand the watering needs of a plant and tend to over-water thinking that a plant needs to stay wet to survive when plants actually need to dry down in between watering. If the sub-irrigation that we provide with each plant isn’t working for you, I’d like to suggest that you purchase a soil sleuth which will help. In addition, we offer planters on or website that are a perfect fit and we also have their dimensions listed so you can compare and shop for your own style if we don’t have one that fits your decor. I hope this helps!

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    She’s lost four leaves towelards the bottom the first week she’s with us. Hoping she’s just adjusting to her new home…

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Hi – I sent you an email with some suggestions. It is probably just acclimating and it might lose a few leaves but if you’d like to send me a photo, I’d be happy to take a look.

      Thanks!
      Sue

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  5. Cheryl Chibnall (verified owner)

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    There were a couple of leaves where stems were broken clipped them off and so far so good

  6. Ilona (verified owner)

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    I love my new Fiddle Leaf Ficus! It’s beautiful and arrived very quickly. I appreciated the support and follow up after receiving my plant.

  7. Dawn (verified owner)

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    The tree is lush and green. A few leaves were torn and the leaf that sits at the very top was torn and detached from the leaf’s stem. All in all though, a beautiful plant.

  8. Kevin Kepner (verified owner)

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    Plant unboxed well and is great! A few dead leaves but it’s transitioning well and is close to what I expected. Thanks!

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