Welcome to our guide to fiddle leaf fig propagation in soil, its a fairly easy process – just be patient as they are slow growers. The key is to make sure the cuttings are calloused over before putting them in soil and then to keep the cuttings humid. We cover all you need to know…
How To Propagate Fiddle Leaf Fig In Soil
Follow these steps to take and propagate your cuttings:
- Take a cutting. I like to get two leaves and a good section of stem. You need at least one leaf and one node.
- Leave the cuttings aside for a day. You want the open wounds to be fully sealed before you put them in soil as an open wound can rot easily.
- Plant the cuttings in soil. You want the node and as much of the stem to be buried as possible. Keep the leaves out of the soil.
- Water the soil. Then leave it for a few minutes for water to drain off so it is wet but not soaking.
- Put it in a bright place. It needs plenty of light, but avoid direct sun.
- Keep it humid. You can put it inside a plastic storage box or a plastic bag that covers the whole plant. Make sure the bag or box is not totally closed as you want a little fresh air to circulate.
- Check the soil is moist each week. You want to keep it moist, but not sodden, to encourage rooting.
They can be slow to root, but be patient. When you see new leaves starting to grow you can take it out of the humidity bag or box and treat it as a juvenile plant.