Mini Fiddle Leaf Fig
I'm Mini Fiddle Leaf Fig, everyone's favorite diva only dwarf sized. I grow much smaller than your typical fiddle leaf fig, reaching heights of up to about 2' to 3' tall. A lot of people call me Little Sunshine since my leaves grow brighter as well. My compact size makes for a great table top accent or corner piece in your home. I'm considered one of the best air purifying plants, so I am so excited to come home with you and add a little bit of love to your space.
Difficulty Level: moderate, a little extra attention needed
Light Needed: bright, indirect light
Water: water when the top of the soil is dry
Plant Traits: air purifying
One of the most photogenic and popular houseplants around, the Mini 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.
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
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Native To: Western Africa
Mature Size: About 2' to 3' tall indoors
Leaf Color: Green
Leaf Shape: Violin-shaped
Growing Season: Spring to fall
Favorite Rooms: Bedroom, living room, dining room
Health Benefits: Considered to be one of the best air cleaning plants there is
Grow Pot Size: 6" wide x 5" tall
Healthy & happy plant in premium soil
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BIODEGRADABLE GROW POT
Our biodegradable grow pots are made of 50% sphagnum peat, wood fiber and lime to adjust the pH. The peat content provides a combination of superior root penetration, good drainage and aeration whilst the wood fibers strengthen the pot.
Designed for easy transplant. They are 100% compostable and approved for organic production. Simply place the entire biodegradable pot into your planter and the roots of your plant will soon grow through and decompose the pot.
ECO-FRIENDLY ROOT POUCH
Our recycled & semi-degradable eco-friendly fabric bags are made from a mix all natural fibers and recycled plastic water bottles saved from landfills. The breathable fabric allows for your plants to stay cool in the summer and provides good drainage to avoid overwatering. They provide a healthy environment for your plant to grow by pruning the roots and creating dense, healthy root structures.
These fabric bags are washable and recyclable. It will take 1-2 years for the bags to semi degrade. Use your fabric bag as a decorative planter and remove from the bag when it is time to repot. This planter is designed by Root Pouch.
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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.