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This is a Fiddle Leaf Fig. If you dig into the archives of your “Dream Home” board on Pinterest, chances are you’ve pinned a living room or two with one of these stately fellows perched in the corner. A versatile houseplant, fiddle leaf figs have disproportionately large leaves and a distinctive gangly stature. And luckily for you, we have quite a few of these beauties in stock at Paiko right now, so swing on by and make your house happy.
Fiddle Leaf Fig Facts:
- Fiddle leaf is native to Westen Africa.
- When outdoors, fiddle leaf figs can become massive trees, producing flowers and small fruit.
- Indoors they grow very slowly.
- In Hawaii, they are often spotted in backyards and beach parks.
- If eaten, this plant is toxic to cats, dogs, and horses.
- The Fiddle Leaf Fig prefers temperatures between 60-75 degrees.
- They prefer areas with bright, indirect natural light (direct sunlight is too harsh for this lil guy).
- Water when soil is dry to the touch, and occasionally mist leaves with water.
- If you live in a place with colder winters, water less during this time.
- When the plant is still young and growing, repot annually. Be careful not to plant your tree in a pot that is significantly larger than the last (the sudden expansion can shock the tree).
- Remove old leaves as soon as they begin to deteriorate.
- To help manage height, you can prune from the top of your tree.
- Leaves can be cleaned with a soft sponge and water to keep your plant looking healthy and glossy.
By Kenna Reed