Native range: Western Africa
Known names: Fiddle-Leaf Fig
Hardiness: Keep above 60°F
Mature Size: Can be quite tall in the wild, ~8 feet indoors; with age.
Light: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Very bright light
Water: Keep soil moist, not soggy
Soil: Standard potting soil
Dormancy Period: Winter
Plant Size: Growing in a 4" pot, shipped semi-bare root.
This Ficus is well known in the houseplant-keeping community. Most people will encounter leaf-dropping issues; this is due to the plant needing to adjust itself to the newer enviornment so older leaves will have to go in order to put more energy in the newer ones. Darker enviornment will more-likely cause leaves to drop vs. brighter enviornment.