- Layer the bottom of an attractive planter on a saucer– one with holes in the base – with potsherds or gravel. Stand your fiddle-leaf fig in the planter, nursery pot and all. Water immediately.
- Pot your fiddle-leaf fig up into an attractive planter on a saucer - one with holes in the base. Layer the bottom of the planter with potsherds or gravel. Add some fresh potting compost and stand the fiddle-leaf fig’s root ball at the correct depth. Fill up with potting compost and press firmly down. Water generously immediately.
- You can also leave the plant in its nursery pot and stand it on a saucer. Water immediately – do not allow the plant to stand in water longer than a day.
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Have fun with this sturdy houseplant with its large fiddle shaped leaves! It is sure to be admired if it is stood in a prominent place in the living room! Recommended spot is somewhere with lots of light but protected from full sun.Show more
Show moreYou have several options upon receipt of your Ficus lyrata ‘Bambino’:
The best spot for your houseplantThe most perfect spot for your fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata ‘Bambino’) is:
- Somewhere with plenty of light but also protected from the full strength of the mid-day sun. Mornings and evenings are not a problem and will even be appreciated! The ideal place is about 3 metres from the window. This plant tolerates quite a bit of shade and even 6 metres from a window should not cause problems.
- Somewhere warm - between 18 and 23°C. If you have underfloor heating, so much the better. Standing your fiddle-leaf fig above or next to a radiator is not a good idea as the warm air flow from the heating will dry the plant out much quicker which could result in the loss of leaves or them turning brown.
Show moreWater your fiddle leaf fig (Ficus lyrata ‘Bambino’) regularly (twice a week in the summer, once a week in the winter). Keep the roots moist but do not allow the plant to stand in water for too long at a time. Add plant food for leafy plants to the water fortnightly.
The fiddle leaf fig is fairly resistant to the dry indoor air of our homes.
Extra tipsTry not to turn this fig tree too often – if it's happy where it is, leave it. The leaves will then stay on the plant longer if you do.
As in its natural habitat, it will regularly lose its lower leaves - do not worry if they turn yellow and drop off, as long as it continues to make new ones.
If you follow these tips, you can keep your fiddle leaf fig healthy and looking fresh for a long time.
Show moreThe ficus lyrata ‘Bambino’ is native to South East Asia and Australia where the trees (many metres tall) can be found in parks and lining streets.
In temperate climes, fiddle-leaf fig makes a very popular houseplant, reaching up to 3 metres - pruning will help and can be done any time. This plant will form a green pillar indoors, it will rarely branch out.
Ficus belongs to the mulberry family (Moraceae).