Here are our 7 Steps to Make Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree grow bigger:
The size of all indoor plant depends on the pot size in which it is planted. The more space for the roots, the larger the plant can get.
Aim to give your plant the largest pot possible, without making the current pot-plant combo look out of proportion. 'Graduate' your indoor tree to incrementally larger pots over its lifetime.
When choosing the planter for your Fiddle Leaf, make sure that it supports the watering and drainage of your plant.
Pots should have the following 3 characteristics:
Water is the vehicle that brings nutrients to the roots. When you water your Fiddle Leaf Fig, do your best to ensure that all parts of its soil get moisture. You want to avoid dry, dusty patches from forming inside the planter, which will cause the roots to die off.
For plants that are small enough to be moved:
For plants that are too big to be moved:
Indoor plant soil can sometimes compact, which slows down the natural growth functioning of your plant. You'll notice this if a hard crust forms at the top, or if, when gently digging into the soil with your fingers, you find that it is difficult to move the soil.
Follow these easy steps:
Try to be guided by what you feel - if you encounter resistance - this may be a larger root, try for a different location.
Change your soil medium once a year, preferably in early spring, at the beginning of the growth season. Fresh soil with increasing daylight hours is like rocket fuel for your indoor plant.
Fiddle Leaf Figs like well-aerated soil that holds water but still drains quickly.
Don't go to extremes by removing all soil from the roots. Simply change the soil that lets itself be removed easily and freely.
To give your Fiddle Leaf the nutrients that it needs, choose a good balance organic fertilizer, such as Biotrissol, for your feeding regime.
We found that feeding less, more often, especially in Spring through Summer, works really well. Dilute the recommended proportion in half or a quarter, and feed it to your Fiddle Leaf with every watering, approximately once a week.
Take a moment to consider whether your Fiddle Leaf Fig tree has the most optimal light. You may have chosen a corner where your indoor tree looks good aesthetically, but could it get more light elsewhere?
Here are some two golden light tips:
There you go. With these Tips, your Fiddle Leaf should virtually grow in front of your eyes! No doubt, these indoor plants require some care to make them flourish. But the results will be endlessly rewarding. Good luck!