If you’re new to gardening, perhaps don’t start with the fiddle-leaf as they can be – well – a little on the fickle side… But once you’ve got the hang of caring for your new green friends, think about investing in a fig. They like a warm environment with plenty of light but keep them away from drafts and don’t touch their leaves (as they’re prone to go brown). Fiddle-leaf figs lean towards the sun, so rotate their pot every month or so. Figs also don’t like to be moved around too often (they can be very dramatic about it!) so pick a spot and commit.
With watering, the general rule of thumb is that if the soil feels moist, they don’t need water; if the soil is dry and shrinking away from the edge of the pot, your plant needs a drink.