So folks, I’ve jumped on the band wagon… the fiddle leaf fig tree bandwagon that is! Better late than never right?! It is such a beautiful and sculptural tree and I’m so excited to add a little green to my home. Finding this tree was no easy task. Its a really popular houseplant right now and they aren’t exactly in stock in every garden store. So I asked my local florist to source it and here it is!
But in doing research on how to take care of this tree, I found that it might as well be called the FICKLE leaf fig tree as it takes quite a green thumb to take care of this puppy. And if you know me, you know that I have a hard time keeping my cactuses alive. So here we go, I’m going to try and take care of this gorgeous thing and here’s how…
1) I’ve heard conflicting stories on the amount of sunlight this tree needs. So I’ve started it in my bedroom where it gets filtered sunlight but I might move it to our living room later where its sunnier throughout the day.
2) This tree doesn’t seem like it needs a lot of water. My florist recommended 2 cups of water every week or two. The best thing you can do is make sure the top layer of soil is dry before watering again. And make sure the bottom is not sitting in water, otherwise the roots won’t get enough air.
3) Dust off the leaves every now and again to make sure it can breathe.
I’ll update you all on my progress in a few months! Do you have a fiddle leaf fig tree? Any tips on taking care of it?
PS – If you’re curious, here’s some more info on fiddle leaf fig trees.