Last weekend when we were in Vancouver we picked up a pretty new fiddle leaf fig tree. Since we are plant obsessed, we decided to name her Lola. She is after all, 5 feet tall. I feel like when you treat plants with kindness – they thrive, so why not name it?
Anyways, we got her from North Shore Tropicals in North Vancouver – this isn’t sponsored whatsoever, she just provided an amazing experience and she’s been talking to me every day since giving me tips & tricks so Lola thrives.
She gave me a few tips and I also gathered a few tips from my own research too:
- Keep the fiddle in the black pot it came in. Fiddles like to be root bound, they like to be in a smaller pot than you think they need to be in.
- Get a moisture meter. These are ultra cheap and can be purchased for under 8 dollars from any hardware store. These tell you how much water your plant needs. Fiddles do not need a ton of water. But if you find your leaves drooping, like mine was the other night, I put it in the tub, sprayed down the leaves and then sprayed the soil starting from the inside and working my way to the edge. Don’t worry, you will not drown it if it’s in a pot that has a drain hole, or the pot it came in. I left my two fiddles in the tub for a few hours to dry and then put them back in their pots. The next morning my smaller fiddle was so happy and the leaves lifted back up!
- Wipe down the leaves with water from time to time as dust on the leaves prevents them from growing
- Wipe down the leaves with coconut oil. It makes the leaves shine and helps lock in moisture!
- Put your plant in a place with natural light, but not direct sunlight as this will wilt the leaves.
I hope these tips help you with your fiddle leaf fig!
I’d love to know how tall your fiddle is and how long you’ve had it for in the comments.