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Ficus Fiddle Leaf
Light: Bright consistent light, preferably by a sunny window. Turn the plant every few weeks once it begins to lean toward the light.
Drafts: Make sure that your window is properly sealed. Figs are used to the still, warm conditions of the rainforest. Cold drafts from windows, doors and air-conditioning units may cause its leaves to dry out and drop.
Soil: Rich, well-drained peaty soil. Plan on re-potting about once a year because once roots become crowded they will start growing through the container’s drainage hole, causing circulation problems or root rot.
Water: Water only when soil is dry to the touch. Then water thoroughly and allow to dry out again. If plants don’t get enough water, new leaves will turn brown and drop; if they are overwatered, the oldest leaves (toward the base of the plant) will turn brown and fall off.
Fertilizer: Feed with a water-soluble plant food throughout the growing season according to directions.
Pests: Figs are vulnerable to aphids, mealy bugs, scale, mites and whiteflies, causing leaves to turn yellow and drop. Inspect the foliage regularly, and if signs of infestation occur, wipe down the leaves with a solution of ½ teaspoon dishwashing detergent and one gallon of water.