Ficus lyrata are part of the Moraceae family, 'Ficus' being the Latin for 'Fig'.
F.lyrata have large and leathery leaves which are pandurate (fiddle-shaped), often with wavy margins. Potted young trees usually take a monopodial form, with single non-branching stem; prune growing tip or top the plant from an early age to encourage branching. This 'Bambino' variety will reach up to 1m in the home.
Height: Approximately 30cm tall from base of pot
Secrets of success
Temperature: Ideally 15-24°C, keep out of draughts and sudden temperature drops.
Light: A bright spot is best.
Watering: Allow soil to dry out slightly between waterings; be mindful of overwatering.
Air Humidity: Average humidity is fine but higher humidity in winter will prevent brown edges on the leaves, this can be achieved by grouping plants together, misting, using a humidifier and placing your plant on a tray of watered pebbles.
Fertilising: Ficus lyrata doesn't have a strong need for fertiliser; during sping and summer, feed once per month.
Potting mix: A well draining mix with perlite and bark.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.