Over the last few years the fiddle-leaf fig has definitely become a darling of the interior styling world — we’re constantly spotting them in all kinds of beautiful rooms, like those of Adam or Paige in The New Bohemians. There’s a reason this tree is so loved, with it’s broad, gestural leaves, commanding size, and deep green color. While not the easiest plant to care for, when given the right environment, a fiddle-leaf fig can be a great plant investment- living for many years, and growing to dramatic heights.
GET THE GREEN: Fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata)
WATER: Water when just the top 1 inch (2.5 cm) or so of soil is dry.
SUNLIGHT: Bright, indirect light.
PLACEMENT: These trees are native to warm, humid, tropical places with consistent moisture and even temperatures. The more you can mimic their natural environment, the happier they’ll be.
EXTRA CREDIT: These trees will lean towards the light, so rotate every few weeks to keep a uniform shape.
WORD OF CAUTION: Parts of the Fiddle-leaf Fig can be toxic to pets and to children when ingested.