Everything you need to know about the Fiddle Leaf
A super hot trend in design right now is the fiddle leaf tree, also known as the fiddle fig.
This beautiful plant is popular for good reason, and we’re breaking down everything from how to care for your fiddle fig, to real vs. faux, and why it’s a great option to liven up your home.
So we know that fiddle figs are basically the best, now we need to make the tough decision: REAL or FAKE..?! Well I hate to break the news to you, but fiddle leaf trees are not for those with a black thumb. They are a little bit finicky, and without the perfect amount of sunlight and water, you will have a sad, dead, brown fiddle fig.
WAIT! Before you make any rash decisions, let’s go over CARE
Typically for Lighting, you should keep the tree in a bright, warm place, but avoid direct sunlight and hot beams, as it will sunburn the leaves.
Watering for your fiddle fig is the next step. A fiddle leaf is a tropically plant, so it needs decent water, however be careful not to OVERwater it. A good rule of thumb is to let the top layer of soil dry before watering again. I have found that in the SoCal heat, watering every other day works great.
Another care tip is that (whether real or fake) the large leaves of the tree can gather dust and water spot very easily. I would recommend cleaning the top of your leaves with a damp cloth to remove all of the dust that can gather.
So here’s the GOOD news for those of us who don’t have the green thumb to keep a fiddle fig tree alive: not to worry! A fake fiddle leaf is the most realistic artificial plant ever! So if you don’t think you can handle the care of a real one, you can try this one or this one or even this little one in a vase