Light: The Fiddle Leaf Fig needs consistent bright, indirect light. You’ll want to avoid it getting too much direct sun as this can burn the leaves.
Watering: Allow top 50 - 75% of soil to dry out, then water thoroughly. When watering allow water to soak through to the roots, then tip out any excess water. If the leaves are not rigid and upright, and they start to look floppy, this is a good indication your plant needs water. Always take a moment to feel the plant’s soil before you water.
Temperature: Room temperature between 60°F - 77°F. Cold temperatures and cold, drafty windows should be avoided.
Humidity: Does well in about 40% - 60% humidity.
Toxicity: Toxic to pets
Brown spots start in the middle of the leaf and spread outwards: suggests overwatering which can cause root rot.
Brown spots starting on the edge of the leaves and spreading inward: indicates plant being overly dry. Give your plant a good watering or shower. Make sure it’s not placed too close to any air vents or heaters which can make it dry out faster.
New growth is smaller than the older leaves: suggests your plant is lacking in nutrients. If it’s been a few years since you repotted, consider repotting the plant to give your plant fresh soil or fertilize your in the spring and summer to give it the extra nutrients it needs.
Multiple leaves dropping: indicates over and under watering. If the older leaves (towards the bottom) are falling first, it’s likely overwatering. If the leaves are falling off from all over the plant, it’s likely underwatering. One leaf here and there is nothing to worry about.
Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees are particularly sensitive to environmental changes. They will likely take a little time to adjust to their new home or space. Don’t panic if the plant loses a few leaves.
Leaves turning yellow: indicates not enough light, poor nutrition, or pests.
Not enough light. Fiddle Leaf Figs need as much bright indirect light as possible. If your Fiddle does not get enough light it will be more prone to over watering.
Poor nutrition. Fiddles could show yellow leaves due to a lack of nutrients in the soil. Consider adding new soil or consider fertilizing plant in spring or summer.
Pests. Fiddles may also show yellow leaves if they are suffering from a pest infestation. If you suspect this is the case, thoroughly examine both the top and bottom sides of the leaves for any possible bugs.
Dusty or dirty leaves. Cleaning the leaves on your Fiddle Leaf Fig every few months with room temperature water is a great way to keep the plant healthy. Plants absorb sunlight through their leaves.