English Name: Fiddle Leaf Fig
Ficus Lyrata is a tree of medium height. This fig has a single stem with large, glossy, bright green violin-shaped leaves of up to 12 inches in length. It looks striking in a large room, though it will need to be firmly staked while growing. It is a slow growing plant
Use: It is used as an ornamental indoor plant.
Height: 10ft (3m).
Difficulty to grow: Medium
Care: All ficus species are adapted to wide range of growing condition but prefer warm, moist and good light but not direct sun, particularly in hot months and when grown in pots. Drooping leaves indicate that the plant needs water. Soak well and allow draining. It may need watering more often. If the lower leaves turn yellow and drop, the plant has been overwatered. Allow to dry out and water less.
Sun Light: Indirect Sun
Soil: A good draining potting soil
Water: Water when the top soil becomes slightly dry and reduce watering in the winter.
Fertilizer: It does not have a strong need for fertilizer like some other ficus trees have. You can feed of diluted liquid fertilizer once a month during the spring and summer.
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