How To Grow Fiddle Leaf Fig


Looking to create a bold statement indoors, but with minimal fuss? Grow a fiddle leaf fig (Ficus lyrata).

With its large glossy leaves and intriguing growth habit, it’s the perfect specimen plant for indoors or in a protected spot on your deck.

Great For: This plant really is a statement piece that adds a sculptural element to any room. It really has the ‘wow’ factor.
Position: Indoors in a well lit spot away from direct sunlight
Water: Only water when the surface of the potting mix appears dry – overwatering this plant can be detrimental. Reduce watering during the cooler months.
Soil: Good quality potting mix.
When To Grow: All year round
Hot Tip: Don’t let it sit in too much water as it can suffer from root rot.

How To Grow

Step 1: Choose a pot at least 400mm wide (or larger, depending on the size of your plant). Position in well-lit spot, away from direct sunlight.
Step 2: Fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.
Step 3: Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots
Step 4: Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well afterwards.
Step 5: Water when the potting mix is dry – insert your index finger to the first knuckle, if it’s dry, water and if it’s moist, don’t water.
Step 6: Feed the plant fortnightly during spring and summer with Yates Thrive Houseplant Liquid Plant Food. This fertiliser promotes strong root development and healthy foliage growth. No feeding is required during the winter months.

Growing Tips


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