Ficus lyrata are part of the Moraceae family, 'Ficus' being the Latin for 'Fig'.
They are native to west Africa and there they can reach up to 30m and up to 3m in the home. 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 a single non-branching stem; prune growing tip or top the plant from an early age to encourage branching. #
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.
Height: Approximately 100cm from base of pot.
Featured in 27cm terraccotta pot, pot not included.
How much light does a Ficus lyrata need?
A Ficus lyrata needs bright, filtered light to thrive. Ideal spots would be near windows that receive plenty of sun throughout the day. This plant will not tolerate being kept in low light conditions, even if its other needs are being met.
Is Ficus lyrata an indoor plant?
Ficus lyrata is an indoor plant as it is best suited to temperatures between 15-24°C. You should ensure when choosing a place for your plant, that it will not be exposed to draughts or sudden temperature drops. Avoid placing it near an open window, or exterior door.
Is Ficus lyrata poisonous?
Ficus lyrata is toxic, rather than poisonous. This means that you should certainly keep it out of reach of pets and children.
When should I water my Ficus lyrata?
How often you should water your Ficus lyrata will depend on the conditions that you are keeping it. A good rule of thumb is to allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Be mindful of overwatering, as this will stifle the plant’s growth.
Should you mist a Fiddle Leaf Fig?
You can mist a Fiddle Leaf Fid regularly in order to sustain a humid atmosphere for it to thrive in. 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.
Should I remove brown leaves from Fiddle Leaf Fig?
Removing brown leaves from your Fiddle Leaf Fig plant might be necessary if the plant is neglected for a long period of time. Leaves can turn brown for a number of reasons: the plant may have root rot from overwatering, the plant may have a bacterial infection or the plant may be dehydrated. You should ensure that the plant is living in the right conditions before removing leaves.
Are Fiddle Leaf Figs hard to keep alive?
It’s not hard to keep Fiddle Leaf Figs alive, just ensure that the plant is given the right conditions to live in. A well-draining mix with perlite and bark ensures that the plant has the best start, and will mean that roots are allowed to dry out a little between waterings.