The secret to taking care of fig tree leaves

The guitar is suitable for all interior styles, especially the minimalist style but requires care from the owner.

Ficus Lyrata, commonly known as Singaporean by the Vietnamese, is actually native to West Africa and grows well in tropical rainforests. In the wild, figs can grow up to 15 meters tall. If grown indoors, the maximum size of the plant is about three meters.

The fig leaf has leaves similar to the eagle, so it is often called the Singaporean eagle by the Vietnamese. Image: Plan Shop Seattle

According to The GuardianThe fig leaf is the most popular indoor plant thanks to its glossy green leaves shaped like a violin. Here are some tips to help homeowners take good care of the fig tree.

The light

Fig leaves prefer soft natural light, not too harsh. Ideally, it should be near a window that receives direct sunlight (the sun shines in) 3-4 hours a day.


Dandelion leaves are susceptible to leaf drop and root rot if the soil is too wet, so the plant needs aerated, well-drained soil.


Fig tree is a fastidious plant, too much or too little water will cause leaf drop. Before watering, make sure the soil is completely dry and don’t forget that the larger the pot, the longer the soil will dry out. You can water every two weeks in the hot season and once a month in the cold season.

Temperature and humidity

Fig leaves love warmth. It does not like drafts and sudden drops in temperature below 12 degrees Celsius. Leaves need to be misted regularly and wiped with a damp sponge to keep their green shine and photosynthetic ability.


Apply NPK fertilizer at equal rate every month from spring to end of fall. In winter, you can add more potassium fertilizer to better absorb nutrients.

Place to put

The living room is the most suitable place to display the fig leaves because it is usually spacious, airy and bright. You can also grow figs in your office or balcony.


Dogs ingesting figs will experience skin and digestive tract irritation. If your dog chews on plants, consider bringing home figs.

Minh Trang


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