Fiddle Leaf Fig Propagation In Water
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Fiddle Leaf Fig Propagation In Water

Welcome t our guide to fiddle leaf fig propagation in water. You can propagate a fiddle leaf fig in water really easily, take cuttings and put it in water, no fuss! There’s a few things you need to keep in mind to increase your chances of success, we run down all you need to know…

See also: Fiddle Leaf Fig Care for a full guide to caring for this plant as well as Fiddle Leaf Fig Propagation.

My original fliddle leaf fig plant, which I take the cuttings from.
My original fliddle leaf fig plant, which I take the cuttings from. It’s looking sorry for itself from being outside in the sun.

How To Propagate Fiddle Leaf Fig In Water

Follow these steps:

  1. Take a two leaf cutting, joined by a section of the stem. Two leaf cuttings seem to do better in my experience, if you use a one leaf cutting make sure you get a node as well – the node is the section of the main stem that the leaf grows from, this is where the cutting will root from.
  2. Wait a day for the open wounds to close up. You don’t want water to get in the wound as this can cause rot.
  3. Put the cuttings in a jar of water. Try to keep the leaves out of the water, but keep the nodes submerged so that they root. You can use twine or rubber bands to hold the cuttings in place so they don’t fall out of the jar.
  4. Keep it well lit and the water topped up. It can take 2 to 3 months or even longer to root well. Then you can move it to soil.
My final fiddle leaf fig cuttings
The final cuttings I took from the main plant. I made suer to include two leaves on each one.
Fiddle leaf fig cuttings in a jar
I used a jar with a small opening to keep my cuttings in place.

Fiddle Leaf Fig Propagation In Water – frequently asked questions

How Long Does It Take A Fiddle Leaf Fig To Root In Water?

They are fairly slow growers, it can take 2 to 3 months for a good root system to establish.

Can A Fiddle Leaf Fig Be Rooted In Water?

You can root fiddle leaf figs in water, they will start to root in a bout a week or so.

Can You Propagate Fiddle Leaf Fig From One Leaf

A leaf cutting without a node may start to root but it will not grow into a full plant, you must use a cutting with a node.

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