Fiddle Leaf Fig (Bambino) | Plant Care Guide

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The Fiddle Leaf Fig was Perth’s sexiest indoor plant of 2017 and is likely to be at the top of Perth’s best indoor plants this year as well. Her lush green leaves are as iconic as Kim K’s behind and just as big and round. Our Ficus Lyrata Bambino variety will stay more compact and have many more branches than her taller cousin.

Difficulty level – medium

The Fiddle Leaf Fig was Perth’s sexiest indoor plant of 2017 and is likely to be at the top of Perth’s best indoor plants this year as well. Her lush green leaves are as iconic as Kim K’s behind and just as big and round. Our Ficus Lyrata Bambino variety will stay more compact and have many more branches than her taller cousin.

Light

Bright indirect light, but she can tolerate a few hours of direct sunlight each day. She can be a temperamental biatch, so once you have found a nice bright spot she likes, try not to move her elsewhere. You can, however, rotate her so that all sides get enough light and she doesn’t start to lean.

Water

Allow the top of the soil to dry out a few inches between waters. She likes one big drenching of water every couple of weeks rather than smaller amounts more often. Whatever you do, don’t leave water sitting in the drip tray for more than a day.

Maintenance

Feed with a slow-release fertiliser once every six months following the instructions on the packet (remember, when you receive a plant from Green Assembly, it has enough slow-release fertiliser to last the first 6 months). During the warmer months, she likes a drink of the stinky liquid fish stuff (like Seasol) monthly, again be sure to follow the dilution instructions on the packet. Then sit back and watch her sprout fresh new leaves.

If she begins to drop leaves, it’s a sign she is not happy Jan, so try moving her to a spot that has more light. If that doesn’t help after a couple of weeks, you could be over or under watering so try and change up your watering routine.

She will also love you more if you give her leaves a wipe down on occasion to remove dust.

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