How To Grow Fiddle Leaf Fig

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Looking to create a bold statement indoors? Grow a fiddle leaf fig (Ficus lyrata).

With its large glossy leaves and intriguing growth habit, it’s the perfect specimen plant for indoors or in a protected spot on your deck.

Great For – This plant really is a statement piece that adds a scultural element to any room. It really has the ‘wow’ factor.
Position – Indoors in a well lit spot away from direct sunlight
Water – Only water when the surface of the potting mix appears dry – overwatering this plant can be detrimental. Reduce watering during the cooler months.
Soil – Good quality potting mix.
When To Grow – All year round
Hot Tip – Don’t let it sit in too much water as it can suffer from root rot.

How To Grow
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Step 1 – Choose a pot at least 400mm wide (or larger, depending on the size of your plant). Position in well-lit spot, away from direct sunlight.
Step 2 – Fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.
Step 3 – Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots
Step 4 – Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well afterwards.
Step 5 – Water when the potting mix is dry – insert your index finger to the first knuckle, if it’s dry, water and if it’s moist, don’t water.
Step 6 – Feed the plant fortnightly during spring and summer with Yates® Thrive® Houseplant Liquid Plant Food. This fertiliser promotes strong root development and healthy foliage growth. No feeding is required during the winter months.

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