Hi! My names Ficus lyrata bambino AKA baby fiddle leaf fig. I'm a west African native and I'm kind of a big deal on the houseplant scene. I've been a big hit in the interior design industry in 2018. Fully booked for photo shoots until next year I'm afraid!
I'm called fiddle leaf fig because of my oval-shaped leaves which grow in different sizes and look rather violin-shaped. I'm also know for my air-purifying qualities.
I come in a 12cm pot and will be around 35cm tall.
I like bright, indirect light and humidity to keep my leaves fresh and an indoor temperature above 16°C.
Don’t over water me please. Once a week in the summer is enough, even less in winter. Keep me away from drafts too!
LOOKING AFTER ME
Let my soil visually dry out between watering's. When I'm happy and well-watered my top leaves will normally point to the ceiling, if I need a drink they'll look a bit droopy. The brighter the spot the more humidity I'll need so I love a little mist every so often. Fertilise me with every other watering during summer.
LIVING WITH PETS AND CHILDREN
I’m mildly toxic to pets and children if digested. Nobody's perfect, right?