Propagating a fiddle leaf fig in water is so easy to do and you will get a beautiful new plant for free.
– in soil – placing a cutting in water – air layering
Before you put clippers to your ficus you want to look at your plant to see where the best place is to make your cut.
Ideally you want a stem that is 12-18" long with one to three leaves and 2-3 nodes, as this will increase your rate of success.
Leaving more than 3 leaves may prevent your plant from using the energy that it needs for the new roots.
A node is where a bud, leaf or branch is located along a stem, and where your new roots will grow during propagation.
Once you've cleaned your shears and have found a good spot to trim you want to cut your stem at an angle, which allow more surface area to drink up the water.
After you cut your stem you want to place it in a bottle of water and keep it in a warm, well-lit spot where it will get indirect light.
In about 2-3 weeks you should start to see roots. They will start as little white nubs.
You'll know when it's ready to plant when the roots are a couple of inches long with smaller roots growing out of the bigger roots.