All you Need to Know About Fiddle Leaf Figs
Nowadays, it is common to find a leaf fig in most homesteads. However, as much as they are popular, most people do not know how to take care of them. The roadmap to taking care of leaf fig plants begins with understanding the plant in details, that is why in this post, we will discuss much about the plant.
People who would like to keep fiddle leaf figs in their homes need to know where the plants came from. Fiddle leaf figs originated from the lowland tropical rainforests in western Africa. The countries located between and including Cameroon and Sierra Leone are known to be the origins of fiddle leaf figs. When you know the countries where the plants originated, you will understand the conditions in which they grow naturally. The regions where the plants come from are known to have a warm and wet climates with average temperatures between 20 degrees and 34 degrees.
Now let’s take a look at the watering requirements of fiddle leaf figs. It is worth noting that the plant is sensitive to both over-watering and under-watering. Besides, the plant does not have a set schedule in which they must be watered. If you would like to water the figs, ensure that the top inch of the soil is dry. However, you need to note the seasonal changes in humidity as they will determine how often you will water the plant. For instance, the plant will require more water during summer and spring and on winter seasons, you will have to reduce watering. One of the things you will have to do when watering the plant is to saturate the soil until water comes out of the bottom of the pot. It can be a mistake letting the plant sit in a pool of water. When you have a fiddle leaf fig plant, you need to keep in mind that it is a tropical plant and it loves warm and humid conditions, therefore, it is a good idea to mist the leaves of your plant if you want to increase the humidity around it.
Another thing you need to know about filled leaf figs is their location. People love using the figs for interior decorations. When you keep the plant in your house, you need to remember that they need lots of indirect sunlight just like they would have received when under rainforest canopies. One of the areas of your house where you can keep the plant is by bright windows. When you want to feed your plant during growing months, you need to feed it once per month.