Fiddle Leaf Fig Care Tips – Printable

It’s no secret that I have a serious love of the fiddle leaf fig plant – and quite unexpectedly for this life-long brown thumb, I have had a lot of success in growing them! This is a good sign for those of you who want a fiddle leaf fig of your own!

I started off with three plants that I bought. They have grown so much that I have been able to prune them (here are some tips on pruning), and I have propagated five new ones (here are some tips on propagation) off of those. I’m about to send one of the baby fiddle leaf figs off to a friend’s home, and I thought I would include a little card with some tips on caring for these special plants. I’m not having difficulty letting go, really…

Here’s the card I put together, and if you want this in a PDF format, this is the link: Caring for your Fiddle Leaf Fig.

Fiddle Leaf Fig Care

Happy growing!


6 thoughts on “Fiddle Leaf Fig Care Tips – Printable

  1. I inherited (adopted) a struggling large size fiddle leaf fig tree from my friend. It was likely over-watered and not given enough sun. I bought one from the same place (Costco) and the same time and mine has thrived at my house. The struggling tree has very bare branches and only had about 2 leaves at the end of each branch when it came to me. Now it has sprouted a few more leaves at the very end of a few branches, but I know I’ll never get new growth anywhere but at the end of these very long, bare branches which are kind of an eyesore. The only option I can think of is to cut the branches down (prune them), but that would leave each branch with no leaves at all until hopefully something grew back. Or I can do nothing… I’d love to hear your opinion!

    • Hi Lauren! So exciting that your adopted plant is coming back to life! I actually don’t have direct experience with this exact situation. I would be inclined to try cutting back one or two branches at a time, so that it still has some leaves to give it energy. If those get new buds, then cut the others. Also good to do it now, as summer is the most active growing time. You can also contact Erin who is @leighkiyoko on Instagram, because she has “rescued” a few fiddle leaf figs. Good luck! Julie

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