Typically, when you have a healthy Fiddle Leaf Fig that’s producing strong, robust growth, the plant will often look sturdy and centered, with main stems growing skyward and a uniform distribution of healthy-looking leaves.
Ficus lyrata, commonly known as the fiddle-leaf fig, is a species of flowering plant in the mulberry and fig family Moraceae. It is native to western Africa, from Cameroon west to Sierra Leone, where it grows in lowland tropical rainforest.
How can you tell if a fiddle leaf fig is unhealthy?
The new growth is smaller than the older leaves
New growth is always a great sign of a healthy plant, and if the leaves on your Fiddle grow large and strong, that means your plant is thriving. However, if the new leaves grow in small and stunted, it could be a sign that your plant is lacking in nutrients.
What does a fiddle leaf fig look like when it needs water?
How do I tell when my Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree needs water? Once you've established that the top few inches of soil have dried, the easiest way to tell if your Fiddle Leaf needs water is to look at the leaves. If the leaves are not rigid and upright, and they start to look floppy, they're telling you they need water.
Why are my fiddle leaf fig leaves light green?
If your plant isn't getting the energy or nutrients it needs, the leaves might start to lighten between the veins and turn a lighter green before turning bright yellow. Yellow leaves can also be caused by root rot, which can lead to dropping leaves.
Can fiddle leaf fig leaves turn green again?
If the leaves of your indoor fiddle leaf fig are turning light green/yellow due to inadequate light conditions, move them to a spot near the window where they'll receive bright indirect sunlight. Alternatively, you can install artificial grow lights.
When should you repot a fig tree?
Generally, fiddle leaf figs need to be repotted every 1-2 years. What if I don't want to move my fig into a larger pot? Another option, especially for a large plant, is to trim the root ball carefully and repot the plant back into its old pot, adding new potting soil.