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Posted by In Bloom Florist on September 21, 2021 | Last Updated: September 27, 2021 Plants

October Plant: Fiddle Leaf Fig

Our October Plant Of The Month:

Fiddle Leaf Fig
Ficus Lyrata

In the past 10 years this stylish houseplant has become a staple for interior design. Fiddle Leaf Figs add texture and a dramatic green pop to any interior space. These plants are very easy to care for and are hardy in their thick exterior and care needs. Find out more about Fiddle Leaf Figs below!


Origin & Fun Facts
(so you can be the expert)

 

Native To: These plants come from Western Africa.

In The Wild: They can be found in humid climates and tropical rainforests.

Species: They belong to the Moraceae family. This species includes other figs and mulberry trees. Their species are of a Ficus genus with around 850 others.

Fun Fact: There is a difference between outdoor fig trees and indoor figs. These houseplants do not flower or grow fruit like their counterpart. They do not grow as tall as the outdoor species but they can get up to 6 feet indoors, if they are repotted and pruned. Outdoors they can grow as tall as 49 feet! The fiddle leaf fig got its name because the shape of its leaves is similar to a fiddle.


Caring is Preparing
(for the elements)

Sunlight:

Fiddle Leaf Figs love bright, filtered light.

Indoors:

Keep in a bright room indoors, away from direct sunlight to avoid sunburn.

Outdoors:

Place on a covered porch or in a shady area where they will receive bright indirect light.

Watering:

Water these plants when the top inch of soil is dry, never allowing them to dry completely or remain soaked.

Signs of too much water:

Brown spots in the center of the leaves and yellowing leaves.

Signs of too little water:

Curling and crisp browning of the leaves.


Styling Your Fiddle
(in the perfect location)

Indoors:

Fiddle Leaf Figs have become a staple in interior design. They can fill an empty corner with vibrancy, and can bring life to your dining room or living space. If you want a statement piece that brings a big, bold element to your space, repot and prune them throughout their life to make them grow big and beautiful!

Outside:

It is recommended to place them on a covered porch, bringing life to your outdoor living spaces! Pot them in a large decorative pot to bring an element of design outside.

Toxicity:

These are toxic to humans and pets, keep them out of reach of anyone who may nibble or try to grab them!

 


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