Well-Balanced, All-Natural Fiddle Leaf Fig Soil

An aerated, nutrient-rich indoor potting mix for growing fiddle leaf figs
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 163 reviews
Regular price$19.99

☑ High-quality fiddle leaf fig soil mix containing sustainable ingredients
☑ Peat moss free, perlite free, and no vermiculite or coconut coir
☑ Promotes drainage and supports nutrient and moisture retention
☑ The best soil for fiddle leaf fig plants

Vegan Compost

Our aged, plant-based compost provides proper drainage and aeration while ensuring sufficient moisture retention.

An excellent source of essential plant nutrients (like nitrogen and phosphorus), it reduces the need for synthetic fertilizers. Excessive fertilizer use can negatively affect soil pH and microbes.

Carbon-Negative Biochar

Meet biochar — our not-so-secret ingredient.

It enhances soil aeration, nutrient retention, and root development to create a thriving environment for your fiddle leaf fig.

Plus, it helps fight climate change!


Biochar prevents CO2 from reentering the carbon cycle. For every ton of biochar produced, three tons of CO2 are captured!

It’s a fantastic alternative to high carbon footprint substances like coconut coir (coco coir), peat moss, and perlite.

Root Boosting Mycorrhizae

Mycorrhizae (mahy-kuh-rahy-zee) are plant-friendly fungi.

They form a symbiotic relationship with the plant’s roots, creating a secondary root system (a fungal network that supports water and nutrient absorption). 

These fungi also produce glomalin, a gum-like substance that locks in moisture and nutrients for plant uptake. 

Step 1: Pre-Moisten

Rosy potting soil works best when pre-moistened before use. 

Place your potting mix in a container and water it until it releases a few drops when pressed.

Step 2: Pot or repot

Choose a pot with a drainage hole (either at the side or the bottom of the pot) and fill it up 1/3 with the Rosy plant soil.

Step 3: Plant

Carefully release the fiddle leaf from its current pot and loosen the root ball, removing any soil debris around the root system.

Place the plant into the fresh soil and fill the remaining space with the pre-moistened soil. 

Leave an inch of space at the top for watering. 

Step 4: Water

Water your fiddle leaf fig from the top, allowing the excess to drain out the drainage hole.

After the first watering, we recommend bottom watering your plant, with an occasional top watering to flush excess salts/minerals from the soil.

Rosy’s entire supply chain has a net-negative carbon footprint — from manufacturing to delivery. 

Each bag of Rosy potting mix removes 2kg of CO2 from the emission cycle!

How does this work?

We curate the most carbon neutral and negative ingredients (like biochar) and use sustainable packaging and shipping options.

Read our Life Cycle Assessment for more information.

Guaranteed Analysis 0.72-0.22-0.37

Total Nitrogen (N) ..................................0.72%

     0.72 % Water Insoluble Nitrogen

Available Phosphate (P2O5)...................0.22%

Soluble Potash (K2O).............................0.37%

Derived from green compost and wood waste compost


Soil Amending Guaranteed Analysis

Active Ingredients

     Rhizophagus irregularis.........2.3 propagules/cm3

     Funneliformis mosseae..........2.1 propagules/cm3

     30% Biochar derived from pine wood

Inert Ingredients

     70% Total Other Ingredients (inert as non plant food ingredients)

Biochar reduces soil density and increases soil aeration.

Mycorrhizae may promote root mass expansion and nutrient efficiency.

Rosy Soil vs Other Soil Brands

Carbon Footprint - 2.05 kg + 3.38 kg
Promotes Soil Biodiversity 🐛 🚫
All Natural Ingredients 100% ???
Peat, Synthetics, And Fillers 🙅‍♀️ 🤷‍♂️

Fiddle Leaf Fig Soil and Care

The fiddle leaf fig tree (Ficus lyrata) is a popular houseplant with beautiful, broad, violin-shaped leaves. 

One of the perfect plants for large indoor spaces, they have a bad rep of being high-maintenance and quite finicky. 

But with the right soil and care, you’ll have a thriving Ficus lyrata with stunning foliage. 

Follow our plant care tips to grow fiddle leaf fig plants easily:

1. Use the Best Soil for Fiddle Leaf Fig Plants

Fiddle leaf soil should be well-balanced.

The ideal soil to grow fiddle leaf fig should have:

  • Plenty of nutrients: Your fiddle leaf fig tree needs nutrients for new growth. Ensure your potting soil contains enough organic matter to serve as fiddle leaf fig food.
  • Good drainage: Choose fast-draining soil to prevent root rot. Also, use a pot with a proper drainage hole.
  • Sufficient water retention: The soil should retain enough moisture for your fiddle leaf fig plant to absorb.
  • Strong structure: A fiddle leaf fig plant needs soil additives (like biochar/bark) that anchor its roots.
  • Aeration: Fiddle leaf fig potting soil shouldn’t compact over time. Good aeration keeps the soil fluffy and promotes water drainage.

Hot Tip: Soil additives like biochar, pine bark, and orchid bark improve soil drainage, aeration, and water retention.  

Avoid these types of soil mixes: 

  • Succulent soil (cactus soil)
  • DIY mixes containing peat moss (can compact)
  • Regular potting soil containing dirt (available at gardening stores) 

Instead, use Rosy’s potting soil blend. 

It’s well-balanced and eco-friendly, making it the best soil for growing fiddle leaf figs.

2. Spot Fiddle Leaf Fig Issues

Is your fiddle leaf indoor plant being dramatic?

Growing fiddle leaf figs can be tricky for beginners. 

Here are some common fiddle leaf problems (and how to address them):

  • Leaf drop with brown spots: Fallen leaves with brown spot markings can indicate root rot. Repot your fiddle leaf with fresh soil and ensure proper drainage.
  • Yellowing leaves: Yellow leaves could indicate overwatering, underwatering, or insufficient organic matter.  
  • Wrinkled leaves: Leaf wrinkling usually indicates overwatering. Stick to watering these indoor plants only when the top 1-2 inches of the soil are dry (use a stick/your finger to check).
  • Stagnant growth: Use fertilizer once a month during a fiddle leaf fig’s growing season (spring and summer).

Note: Older or lower leaves may naturally turn yellow or fall off over time. 

3. Fiddle Leaf Fig Repotting 

Use these tips when repotting your fiddle leaf houseplant: 

  • Repot your fiddle fig in its growing season — every 1-2 years or when the root ball grows dense. 
  • Choose a new pot that’s 2/3 the size of your plant.

Hot Tip: To stop your fiddle fig tree from growing larger, trim off up to 20% of the root ball and replant it in the same pot with new soil. 

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Reviewed by Paula
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Excellent soil!

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Reviewed by sarah c.
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Create beautiful plants!!

This potty mix is different than anything I’ve ever used. I haven’t had to add to the soil. I’m able to use the soil as it comes. Seems like it’s highly nutritious. I have half my plants potted in it. I plan to pot the rest of them in the same soil!

Highly recommend! So far so good!

Only thing that I noticed it didn’t expect was that when I watered the water will run black. So don’t walk a drippy plant across the house. 🙄

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Reviewed by Gwendolyn
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Nice soil. Super dark and nutritious looking. A bit on the expensive side, so I'm not sure I'll keep purchasing the houseplant one , but definitely buy more of the cactus blend.

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Reviewed by Tawanada T.
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Make them grow

Hi just got the soil and repotting my plants. So hopefully it will be good for them.

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Reviewed by danceangel9
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Wear gloves lest you look like a Victorian orphan

I got this soil to try to revive a very sad plant in my house. I was previously using a *miraculous growing soil* but I didn’t feel like it kept moisture as well as I wanted. What I really like about this mixture is the texture. It feels almost like sand, it’s fine and soft and absolute black. Which is only relevant if you don’t wear gloves while potting…………… I didn’t feel like I was fighting all the pieces of bark and mulch normally found in these houseplant mixtures, which made planting a bit easier in my pots (they’re long and skinny so there’s plenty of space for roots but not for hands messing around). This bag filled one 14x3x4” pot (nearly to the top) and a 10x3x6” pot (shallow). If you’re conservative with soil then I’d say its A decent size for the price, but if you are on a budget or have an entire greenhouse of plants then the cost isn’t sustainable. The packaging is nice, I truly appreciate that it is resealable. Pouring was easy when the soil was dry, but I decided to pre-moisten the second batch in the bag since I knew I was going to use it up and it got all stuck up in the zipper flap. A negligible complaint, I think. It’s been a few days since I repotted and the jury is still out if it can revive my severely neglected pothos, but so far it’s looking good. I don’t see any signs of shock and the moisture seems to be keeping. Overall I think it’s worth a shot, even at the higher price point.

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