The gift-giving season is almost upon us! Trying to decide what to get the fiddle leaf fig lover in your life can be challenging if you aren’t a ficus expert yourself. (And sometimes it’s a struggle even if you are!)
Luckily, there are tons of options out there for your favorite indoor gardener, whether they’re a proud fiddle leaf fig owner or if they have other houseplants. We’ve got you! Here are our favorite fiddle leaf fig tree gift ideas that are sure to be a hit!
Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaf Care
Any fiddle leaf fig owner will appreciate gifts that help them keep their beloved ficus tree healthy! These products can also be used on other plants, so these are a great bang for your buck and valuable additions to any houseplant parent’s arsenal.
Leaf Shine Spray
This nourishing spray is perfect for helping your fiddle leaf fig lover clean, shine, and protect their plant’s leaves.
Fiddle leaf fig leaves are massive and tend to collect a lot of dust, which can lead to health problems for the plant. Many fiddle owners shower their plants to keep them clean, but this can still create issues with hard water spots on the leaves.
Leaf Shine streamlines the process of cleaning fiddle leaf fig leaves and also fortifies the leaves against pathogens, pests, dust, and debris. This leads to a healthier, more beautiful fiddle leaf fig!
Leaf Shine is available in an easy-to-use spray. This is the perfect gift for any houseplant parent!
Tropical plants like fiddle leaf figs need humidity to keep their leaves soft and supple. Misting is an easy way for houseplant owners to keep their plants happy, healthy, and free of dry spots or cracked leaves.
This handy plant mister creates a fine spray that mimics the type of humidity plants would enjoy in their natural rainforest environment. This eliminates the need for bulky humidifiers or pebble trays, and it works much better than a simple spray bottle that doesn’t allow for the adjustment of water droplet size.
Your fiddle leaf fig friend will always appreciate a tool to make their lives easier and their plants healthier!
While this gift might not be as much fun as some of the others, neem oil is an indispensable part of any houseplant parent’s toolkit.
Neem oil is an amazing all-purpose insect repellent, perfect for warding off household pests and also for treating infestations that always take hold. No one likes to have to keep neem oil around, but pest problems do happen. This way, your plant friend will be ready to combat an infestation with the necessary supplies on hand!
Fiddle Leaf Fig Soil and Planter
Never underestimate the importance of a fiddle leaf fig’s potting soil!
Fiddle Leaf Fig Potting Mix
This high-quality potting mix was created especially for fiddle leaf figs, but will work well for any other species of ficus, and just about any tropical indoor plant.
A blend of coco coir, perlite, and aged bark is the perfect blend of moisture retention and drainage for a fiddle leaf fig, and also contains the ideal pH level while packing a nutritional punch!
This potting mix provides the perfect growing medium for your fiddle friend’s plant while saving them the trouble of mixing a custom soil blend from scratch and buying all the specific ingredients that go into it. Those costs add up fast!
You might also see this labeled as biochar or activated charcoal. While this material has many uses, it’s also amazing for improving the structure of potting mix.
Adding horticultural charcoal to soil can balance its moisture retention properties by removing excess water from the soil. This prevents overwatering and conditions like root rot that could harm your friend’s fiddle.
This is a great ingredient for any gardener to keep on hand!
Soil pH Kit
Soil pH is an important but often overlooked element of plant care. When the pH of a plant’s soil is off, the plant can’t properly absorb water or nutrients, which can lead to nutritional deficiencies, over- or underwatering issues, and leaf discoloration. Eventually, this can kill the whole plant!
This soil pH kit will allow your friend to test the pH levels of their fiddle leaf fig’s soil so they can make any necessary adjustments to keep their fiddle happy.
One of the hardest parts of keeping a fiddle alive and healthy is getting the watering right. Fiddles are known for throwing a fit when they’re overwatered (and sometimes developing root rot). Underwatering also isn’t good because it can cause leaves to dry out and fall off!
A moisture meter is an amazing tool that allows you to measure the moisture level of the soil so you can tell exactly when your plant is ready for a drink. The big advantage of this is that a meter shows you what’s going on inside the root ball, deeper in the pot, and not just in the top layer of soil. This allows watering precision!
We recommend these tools for all houseplant owners, and they’re even more crucial for fiddles since they’re so sensitive to watering changes. This is the perfect gift for any fiddle leaf fig lover!
Do moisture meters really work?
Some plant owners are skeptical of moisture meters and prefer to rely on the finger test (sticking your finger into the soil to see if the top few inches are dry). But depending on the composition of the soil and whether the soil is well aerated, it’s possible for the top layer of soil to be completely dry while the root ball is still soaked!
Moisture meters eliminate this problem so you don’t accidentally over- or underwater your plant. Information is power!
Fertilizer for Fiddle Leaf Figs
Fiddle leaf figs need the right nutrients in the right balance for growing strong roots, sturdy stems, and all those big, beautiful leaves!
Fiddle leaf fig owners know that the right fertilizer is important, but sometimes it’s difficult to remember WHEN to fertilize (and when not to). It can be easy to accidentally over- or under-fertilize your fiddle!
Fiddle Leaf Fig Food was not only created specifically for fiddles, it’s also gentle enough to use with each watering, so your planty friend won’t have to remember a schedule!
This easy-to-use liquid fertilizer works beautifully for other species of ficus and also on many other leafy houseplants. Your friend can just mix a little of this into their watering can each week when they’re making their rounds!
Fiddle Leaf Fig Propagation Gifts
Propagating, or making more plants from your existing plants, is one of the most exciting parts of houseplant ownership!
Try these helpful gifts for your fiddle leaf fig fan so they can grow their houseplant collection. They might even reciprocate by giving you a baby houseplant of your own!
Pruning shears are great for not only removing dead or excess leaves and branches from a fiddle leaf fig, but for removing healthy branches to propagate! It’s important to get a clean cut to ensure the healthiest cutting possible, which increases the chances of a successful propagation.
Every fiddle leaf fig owner should own a good pair of pruning shears, and these are our favorite!
Another useful trick for increasing the odds of a cutting taking root is using a rooting hormone. Some plants root well without it, but we find that fiddle leaf fig cuttings do well with the extra boost.
Any houseplant owner would love to get a bottle of this so they can easily produce lots of new baby houseplants from cuttings.
Jars are nonnegotiable when propagating from cutting and rooting cuttings in water.
We love these jars because they look great and they’re perfect for keeping those baby cuttings upright as they slowly take root. We can’t recommend them enough!
There’s no better way to display cuttings and keep them organized than with a dedicated propagation station!
We love the look of this holder, and it’s great for rooting several cuttings at once without taking up a lot of space. If your friend is planning to do lots of progating soon, this gift is the perfect fit!
Grow Lights for Houseplants
One of the greatest challenges of growing plants indoors is making sure they get enough light! If your fiddle leaf fig owner friend’s space doesn’t allow for enough natural light to keep their fiddle happy (and fiddles like a LOT of light), then a set of grow lights might be the perfect gift idea!
These full-spectrum bulbs fit into regular lighting fixtures, so this is an easy and attractive way to provide your friend’s fiddle with more light without taking up a bunch of extra room with a bulky and ugly grow light setup. Your planty friend will thank you!
You Can’t Go Wrong!
Shopping for your fiddle loving friend doesn’t have to be hard, even if you don’t know anything about plants. Any plant lover will be happy to receive any gift on this list, so you really can’t go wrong here.