Houseplant Spotlight: Fiddleleaf Fig

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The Fiddle-Leaf Fig is one of the most popular houseplants, and has risen in popularity over the last few years. It is a tropical tree, a member of the focus family and native to western Africa. It can grow up to fifteen feet! In the right environment, it produces small fig fruits.

As a houseplant, the fiddle leaf requires the ever-elusive “bright, indirect light”, and she will let you know if she isn’t getting enough of it! The big, strong leaves on the fiddle leaf soak up as much light as they can, but will droop if they don’t get enough. Similarly, she is picky about her humidity levels, and the amount of water she gets. These are known as very *particular* houseplants.

While she may be particular about her environment, she brings a bright energy to any space she occupies! Fiddle leaf figs can grow into tall trees, small shrubs, or spindly vine-like plants with the proper care. 

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