Growing Dwarf Fig Trees Indoors

Last Updated on September 3, 2021 by admins

Now, that you’re here we can guess that you are looking for tips on growing dwarf fig trees indoors successfully.

Yes, that’s right! Fig trees don’t only grow in the forest. They can also grow indoors albeit in smaller sizes. Dwarf fig trees are great ornamental plants in the home. They are fruit-bearing, which means you may not have to go outside to harvest.

Fig trees are “cold hardy” bearing prolific fruits, especially during fall and spring. But since they are cold-hardy, they are dormant during the winter.

Looking for a fig tree? As we have said, it is not unusual to grow fig trees indoors. Many homeowners nowadays are experimenting with unique DIY home gardens. And growing fig tree inside the home is no exception. Here are five assortments to consider.

fig trees in containers

Black Jack

With its purple-cleaned, sweet pink-fleshed natural products, this assortment is like mission figs and flourishes in California environments. Trees are effortlessly kept little by pruning.

Brown Turkey

This little tree, which has caramel purple natural product, is versatile to most fig-developing environments and is useful for gardens.


This assortment produces a natural product with violet-touched bronze skin and ruddy golden tissue that are acceptable new, however, dry well on the tree.

Desert King

Unlike most figs, which produce two yields per year, this assortment has one pre-fall harvest of green-cleaned, red-fleshed natural product. It fills in all fig-accommodating environments, however will improve in cooler regions.

Osborn Prolific (‘Neveralla’)

Figs have dull ruddy earthy colored skin and extremely sweet golden tissue that is regularly touched pink.

Growing Dwarf Fig Trees Indoors for the First Time

Fig trees are native to South Africa. In fact, there are 618,000 fig trees planted in the South Africa. That means, growing them a fig tree inside will be a bit challenging. You need to be patient as you may experience a couple of failures before having a fig tree successfully thrive inside your home.

The following are some tips on how to successfully grow them.

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Fiddle-leaf figs require splendid, separated light to develop and put their best self forward. Direct daylight can consume the leaves, particularly openness to warm evening sun. And plants that are kept in exceptionally low light conditions will neglect to develop quickly.


Any quality indoor plant preparing blend ought to be reasonable for a fiddle-leaf fig. Guarantee that the dirt depletes well.


Fiddle-leaf figs like a moderate measure of dampness in the dirt. On the off chance that the plant doesn’t get sufficient water, its leaves will wither and lose their radiant green tone.

Furthermore, on the off chance that it gets a lot of water, the plant may drop its leaves and experience the ill effects of root decay, which at last can kill it. In the spring or fall, water your fig tree. You should not leave the soil bone-dry because your plant may die. Top the soil on top. Feel it whether it feels dry. However, since this plant is a cold-hardy, you should water less in the winter.

Besides, these plants are touchy to high salt levels in the soil.3 So it’s ideal to flush the dirt until water comes out the lower part of the pot month to month. This assists with forestalling salt development.

Temperature and Humidity

Fiddle-leaf figs don’t care for outrageous temperature variances. A room that is somewhere in the range of 60 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit is commonly fine, however, you should situate the plant away from drafty regions, just as cooling and warming vents. These can cause abrupt temperature shifts.

Focus on a dampness level somewhere in the range of 30 and 65 percent. On the off chance that you need to enhance mugginess, fog your plant with clean water in a splash bottle every day.

Or then again you can put it on a plate of rocks loaded up with water, as long as the lower part of the pot isn’t contacting the water. Furthermore, fiddle-leaf figs can profit from being in a room with a humidifier.


Prepare all through the developing season with high-nitrogen plant food, adhering to mark directions. There are composts uncommonly made for fiddle-leaf figs accessible. You by and large will not need to take care of your plant over the colder time of year.

Growing Dwarf Fig Trees Indoor: Propagating Tips

Propagating a fiddle-leaf fig tree is very simple. You can do it with stem cuttings as it is very difficult to do with seeds. But when you work with the stem, you might not find difficulty at all.

  1. Cut the stem with a pair of sharp shears. Cut about 12-18 inches with a few leaves.
  2. Place the cutting in a clean vase with water. Don’t put soil first because, at this point, you want it to grow roots. Place it in a warm place with bright but indirect sunlight.
  3. Change the water only when it appears foggy.
  4. In a few weeks, you can notice small white bumps on the stem’s base. You have to wait a few more weeks for the roots to finally grow.
  5. Wait until the roots are 1 to inches long before planting them in a 1-gallon pot. Fill the pot with good potting soil and water until damp. Continue to keep the soil moist but do not over-water.

Growing Dwarf Fig Trees Indoors in Containers

When growing dwarf fig trees indoors you have to be mindful of the containers you will be using. When the plant has matured, it probably will be too enormous to even consider re-potting. All things considered, eliminate the initial not many crawls of soil each spring and give it new soil.

Hence, you must choose bog potting soil from a beginner. As we have said, a minimum of one galloon would be enough. Note that there are bigger pots available in the market. You need to also assess whether your home can accommodate large plants.

Besides, if you will accomplish the work outside, do as such when the temperature is something like 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything colder can cause an excessive amount of pressure for the fiddle-leaf fig.

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