Maintaining a healthy fiddle leaf fig tree without any experience may seem daunting at first. But with a punctual and consistent routine, you’ll find that gaining experience is easy. Remember that both over-and under-watering can be detrimental to your plants' health. You can avoid these two problems and you will be ahead of the curve.
These are 3 simple tips to help keep your fiddle leaf fig plants healthy.
To help you develop good habits for taking care of your plants, pick a day of the week. Like anything with proper scheduling, reminding yourself of your plant’s health will become second nature to you.
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It doesn't take long to care for a fiddle-leaf fig. It may not need water every week. A moisture meter is a great way to increase your confidence and determine if your plant requires water.
Stick the meter about halfway between the trunk of the pot's exterior and the soil, and 3 inches below the soil. If the reading is less than 4, your plant is ready for watering. This is the best way to make sure you don't water your plants too much or too little.
Food is as important as water for your fiddle-leaf fig. The soil can only support the plant for so long and then it becomes depleted of nutrients after a few months. Proper fertilization is essential for your plant to thrive and get the nutrients it needs.