ficus lyrata (fiddle leaf fig) 8"
The Fiddle is just like other plants, in that it uses the sun’s energy for food, but the Fiddle’s leaves are giant compared to most other plants, so they’ll need lots of sunlight. Each cell needs light to make food, eat and generate food for the rest of the plant. If the leaves are dropping, the plant is not getting enough light. If your Fiddle is indoors making your room look oh-so-fine, it’s going to need bright indirect light to full sun. That means, putting it in a window, rather than next to or a few feet away from.
Like most other plants, the Fiddle is relatively easy to water. When the soil dries out, add water. The rate you water will depend on the temperature of your home or office, so gage watering between every 1-2 weeks. Water with ¼-⅓ of the pot’s volume of water so that you can saturate the soil with just enough water and then let it dry out. Pretend you are the sun and the rain for your plant. When the soil is dry, be a rainstorm. When wet, act like the sun and wait until it dries.