Fiddle Leaf fig is native to the West Africa tropical rainforests, where it flourishes as a large tree. It became accessible to the Western world in the late 1800s, and has since earned fame as a beloved houseplant for its large, lustrous leaves and for being low maintenance.
When choosing a spot for your fiddle leaf fig plant, it’s important to remember that these plants prefer bright, indirect light. It is advised to keep your houseplant away from direct sunlight, as the leaves may display signs of yellowing and scorch if exposed to too much sun.
In addition to light, Fiddle Leaf figs also thrive in warm, humid environments. These plants are native to tropical rainforests, so they prefer temperatures between 60-80°F (15-27°C) and high humidity levels.
The key to successful fiddle leaf fig care is getting the watering and soil right. These plants prefer well-draining soil that’s rich in organic matter.