Try more sunlight and fiddle leaf fig plant food.
Fiddle leaf fig plants are from Africa and they need plenty of sun to do well. To make sure your plant is getting enough sunlight, consider the direction that your home faces. If you're not sure, use your phone's compass app to see which windows face which direction.
If you live in the northern hemisphere, the windows that face south will get more sunlight, since that's where the sun makes its rotation. This trend is exaggerated if you live very far north or south of the equator. If you live in the southern United States, even your northern facing windows will get sufficient light in the spring and summer months.
Placing your fiddle leaf fig in a west facing window without protection from the strongest afternoon sun can risk burning the leaves. Yes, fiddle leaf figs live in full sun in the wild, but they also have protection from afternoon sun from the canopy of trees nearby.
Ideally, you should place your fiddle leaf fig in a south-facing window, where it will get steady sunlight all day long. If your window is not protected by eaves or an overhang on the outside of your home, you'll want your plant to sit back a few feet from the window so it doesn't get too much direct sun on its leaves.
If your plant has enough sunlight but isn't doing well, it may need fertilizer. Fiddle leaf figs thrive with the right type of nutrition.
Did you know that in the wild they commonly grow up to 40 feet tall? That's because they get plenty of nutrients from the natural soil. As a houseplant, it's important to provide them with plenty of the right fertilizer so they can grow tall and healthy.
Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Food is specially formulated for a fiddle leaf fig plant and comes with instructions for how to properly feed your plant so it can thrive. To learn more about plant care, purchase The Fiddle Leaf Fig Expert book.
To learn more about becoming a Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Expert, consider completing the Advanced Fiddle Leaf Fig Care Course.