Houseplants forum: Fiddle Leaf Fig Moved Indoors

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 3, 2015 7:18 PM CST
I have a 6 ft Fiddle Leaf Fig in a pot that lives and thrives outside. I move it in for protection for the winter. We recently remodeled our bathroom among other things. I moved the Fiddle Leaf indoors today to it's new Forever Home indoors along witha Creeping Charlie. I looked at the nurseries for something for the corner of the new walk in shower. But then I thought, I have so many suitable outdoor plants that can be safely brought indoors why not?! There are ferns in the window that help bring the outdoors inside. But they will get winter-protection as well. I am thinking of getting some asparagus fern in hanging baskets for the outside window. With all these plants, who needs window coverings?
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Sep 4, 2015 6:41 AM CST
Nice, Cheryl. The fiddle looks great and looks like it is several plants, rather than just a single one. That gives instant denseness and a much more esthetic plant.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 4, 2015 9:10 AM CST
Very nice Cheryl!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 4, 2015 8:51 PM CST
The poor Fiddle Leaf is finally a star. It has been with me for 10 years staying in the background often suffering slight neglect. No more! It will get all the light and humidity it needs and provide us with some privacy. I will even give it a drenching or two every now and then while in the shower.
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Cinta
Sep 11, 2015 8:36 PM CST
Very nice and I like the colors in your bathroom. Earth colors will look good with the plants.

I am going to make my guest bathroom this winter to be a jungle. I do not know where my guest are going to go but the plants are going to enjoy that room. Hilarious!
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drdawg
Sep 12, 2015 5:23 AM CST
I like your thought process, Cinta. Hurray!
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plantladylin
Sep 12, 2015 10:10 AM CST
Cinta said: I am going to make my guest bathroom this winter to be a jungle. I do not know where my guest are going to go but the plants are going to enjoy that room. Hilarious!

I've had to do that at times when we've had cold winters ... the bathtub and shower full of plants, plants sitting on the vanity, plants sitting on the bathroom floor, even a couple of lightweight plants hanging from the shower curtain rod ... no room left for winter guests. Green Grin!

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Name: Nancy
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merkuree
Apr 14, 2016 4:23 PM CST
I have a Fiddle Leaf Fig that isn't doing well indoors (due to my fault) and I'm wondering if keeping it outdoors for the next few months will help? What's the maximum/minimum temperature they can tolerate? I can put it in my porch but I'm in North Texas and idk if it will be too hot/cold outside for it. I would honestly rather keep it indoors but people seem to have success with dying fiddle leaf figs outdoors.
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gasrocks
Apr 14, 2016 4:27 PM CST
Figs as house plants (where I live, it is the only choice) have one shared and negative habit: they hate being moved. Any change in environment and they drop leaves. Sometimes all of them. Not exactly death but looks terrible. They may or may not recover well. Gene
Name: Nancy
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merkuree
Apr 14, 2016 4:36 PM CST
@gasrocks Moving will stress the plant. So I know my plant is stressed- the leaves are starting to brown and I think they're about to drop. I read somewhere (don't remember where) that somebody had lost all the leaves to their fiddle leaf fig and they put the stalk outdoors and it recovered on its own almost a year later. I would rather not move it- I would rather it recover indoors. I guess if it drops all the leaves...I'm not sure where to go from there.
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 14, 2016 5:02 PM CST
They are fickle about moving here and there indeed. But they will recover eventually. Mine came inside from being permanently outside. It took almost all winter but I think she is showing she is happy there in the corner of the walk in shower by the big garden window hiding my naked body to prevent possible onlookers from going into shock. Good plant! Goooood plant!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Apr 15, 2016 6:24 AM CST
Fiddle leaf will not drop leaves when moved. You are referred to Benjamin types, which are notorious leaf-droppers.
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