How To Make Your Plants Happy: Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig Care Guide

Drawing of dwarf fiddle leaf fig


This plant needs bright, indirect light without any harsh or direct sunshine. A sunny, east-facing window is great for this plant.


Water when the top 1" of the soil is dry, about once a week. Reduce watering in winter. It prefers room temperature water as cold water may shock it. Follow a consistent watering schedule to make the plant most happy. Overwatering will harm the plant.


The ideal temperature is 65ºF - 75ºF. Avoid temperatures below 50ºF as the plant is sensitive to cold drafts and may develop brown spots. The plant likes humidity but does not require it. Recommended to occasionally mist the plant, especially in winter when the air is more dry.


The Little Sunshine Fiddle Leaf Fig grows up to about 2' to 3' tall indoors. It does not require too much fertilizing, during the spring and summer feed it a diluted fertilizer once a month.


Repot this plant every spring to replenish the soil with needed nutrients. For the first few years, size up your pot 1" at a time. After it reaches the mature height, give the plant fresh soil every spring and replant into the same pot size. Use a well-draining soil with bark and perlite mixed in. Be sure to use a pot with drainage as this plant does not like to sit in water.


We recommend to not propagate this plant to avoid injury to the plant. 


Toxic to cats and dogs. If ingested, can cause oral irritation or vomiting.

Dwarf fiddle leaf fig leaf

About the Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig

Botanical Name: Ficus lyrata 'Little Sunshine'

Nicknames: Mini Fiddle Leaf Fig, Fiddle Leaf Fig, Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig, Little Sunshine Fiddle Leaf Fig, Baby Fiddle Leaf Fig

One of the most photogenic and popular houseplants around, the Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig takes on a fun twist from your regular ficus tree. It is much more compact and grows brighter leaves than its plant sibling, making it a great choice if you live in an apartment without a ton of space. It has green, heavily veined leaves that grow upwards into a miniature tree. Fiddle leaf figs are considered one of the most air purifying plants as they improve your air quality by providing high levels of oxygen and clean the air of allergens.

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