The fiddle leaf fig is the perfect statement piece for any room or office as it naturally attracts the eye and looks immensely beautiful. These plants are known for their naturally large, violin-shaped leaves that grow in dramatic directions. With densely packed leaves, this plant will certainly fill its space with attractive greenery. Each leaf has a leathery feel that reflects a fair amount of light.
While they grow slowly, fiddle leaf figs are gentle giants that can reach up to 3 meters in height. Loop the top branches once the plant has reached the desired height to stunt further upward growth. This plant deserves a spot near doorways, in hallways or near any featured part of the room to draw the most attention.
This is one of the “it” plants in interior decorating, able to transform empty space into a dramatic corner and able to quickly make an impact regardless of the viewer. With a sculptural quality that is difficult to find in other indoor plants, the fiddle leaf fig leaves a strong impression and can be used nearly anywhere.
Some of the benefits of the fiddle leaf fig are:
- Highly sculptural and well-defined leaves
- Beautiful statement piece that works in any room
- Grow tall enough to fill a corner
- Require no outdoor light
Native to the rainforests of Western Africa, the fiddle leaf fig requires a little more attention than your standard indoor plant, but not that much more. They are sensitive to lighting conditions and require more light than some other plants, so make sure they get enough light to encourage proper health. They also hate cold and dry conditions, so be sure to properly hydrate them and keep the room warm enough for them. Despite the extra attention, you certainly don’t need to be an experienced gardener to care for a fiddle leaf fig. You just need to make sure the plant has enough light, water and warmth, and that should be easy enough.
When it comes to light, they need indirect bright light and no sunlight. In fact, too much sunlight can be harmful. Just a bright ceiling or lamp light should be fine. They can withstand morning and afternoon sun exposure, but midday sun can be too harsh. Use water sparingly and allow the top 4-5 cms of topsoil to dry before adding more water. During the winter, allow more topsoil to dry before watering.
Newer fiddle leaf fig owners sometimes fret when the lower leaves die and fall from the plant, but this is natural and good for the plant’s overall growth. The lower leaves will fall off when there is new growth. This allows the plant to distribute more nutrients towards the newer leaves so they can grow quickly. You should only be worried if you see leaves from the middle or top dying.
If you want a dramatic plant that truly takes your breath away and can be used as an organic statement piece, then the fiddle leaf fig is right for you. They require a little more attention that a standard indoor plant, but they’re easy to care for once you understand the rules. Get one today and you’ll see how much of a difference they make.
Light The plant requires indirect bright light without direct sunlight. Though it can tolerate morning and afternoon sun though not midday sun.
Water Water sparingly and keep mostly dry, allowing the 2 inch of topsoil to dry out before watering. In winter months, reduce watering by letting the topsoil to dry out for longer.
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Extra large: over 1m,
Bloomspace delivers to NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT, and SA. Some custom extra-large plants (>150cm and >35cm pot diameter) can only be delivered to the Sydney Metro area. Other than that, we ship to all towns and cities in the states mentioned, regardless of the population of the region. Remote country regions will cost significantly more and take longer for your plants to be delivered.
Plants in the post, will they be safe?
All plants are carefully packed with custom packaging techniques to ensure your plant arrives in perfect condition. We have conducted extensive testing on how long plants last in a box, rest assured, your plants will be fine! This applies to remote regional orders. You would be surprised how long plants last when properly packaged in a card box! For customers located in a metro area, don't be alarmed if your plants have to sit in storage over a weekend. While we try to avoid this from happening, extensive experience tells us that your plants will be fine.
How long does delivery take?
The majority of orders (if ordered on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday) are received in 1-2 days for all metro areas in capital cities. We try not to send plants on Thursday and Friday to ensure the plants aren't sitting in a box unnecessarily. Please get in touch with us if you are in Sydney and require urgent delivery later in the week, as this can be arranged upon request. Located in Sydney and require fast delivery? Please reach out to us and we can arrange a courier service for same-day delivery. Bear in mind, same-day courier services can be very expensive for large plants.
How much does delivery cost?
There is no delivery cost for orders in the Sydney and Melbourne metro areas. We have negotiated heavily discounted shipping rates with several courier services for people outside of these areas and if you would like your plant delivered earlier you can choose an express option. Please select your preferred shipping company and option at the checkout page.
I live in an apartment building/will not be home between 9-5pm/it is difficult to deliver to my place, will this be a problem?
YES! What often occurs is a back and forth tennis match between you and the courier company, with us in the middle powerless to help you get your plants. If you live in an apartment building, we strongly recommend getting your order sent to an alternative address such as your workplace or a friend's house. That way your package can be delivered without you having to be present. If it is safe for the shipping companies to leave your plants at your property, please select that option through our delivery system.
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