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The Fiddle Leaf Fig

My new apartment is coming along well, but some greenery was definitely needed. I was super chuffed when I spotted this fiddle leaf fig tree at my local garden centre. I have a habit of killing plants, but the lovely shop assistant assured me that this one is really difficult to kill. Here are 3 tips I was given for keeping your fiddle leaf happy…

  1. Only water when the top inch of soil is dry, test this by sticking your finger in the soil. Pretty soon you’ll figure out about how often it needs water. Keep in mind this can change season to season.
  2. The fiddle leaf is an ideal apartment plant and is best kept in bright, indirect light. So basically, you want it in a room full of light, but don’t have sun shining directly onto it as this can damage the leaves.
  3. Because the plant has such lush, large leaves, they may collect indoor dust which could block light to the plant, so carefully wipe the dust off with a soft, damp cloth to keep it healthy.