Ficus Lyrata 30cm Pot
Common Name: Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
Ficus Lyrata is a wonderful indoor plant.
They need to be kept moist but not sitting in water. Water when top layer of soil is dry.
They enjoy a bright room and can tolerate morning sun only otherwise the leaves may burn.
Ficus lyrata, commonly known as the Fiddle Leaf Fig, is a popular and visually striking houseplant. It is known for its large, glossy, violin-shaped leaves.
Appearance: They have large, leathery leaves that are shaped like a fiddle or violin, hence the common name “Fiddle Leaf Fig.” The leaves are dark green and have prominent veins running through them. They can grow to be several inches wide and up to a foot or more in length.
Size: They can grow quite tall and wide in the right conditions. It typically reaches a height of 1 to 3 meters indoors, but it can grow even taller in its native outdoor habitats.
Growth Habit: Ficus lyrata has an upright and bushy growth habit. It develops a single trunk that branches out into a canopy of large leaves. With time and proper care, it can develop a tree-like appearance.
Lighting Requirements: Thrives in bright, indirect light. It prefers a well-lit location, but direct sunlight should be avoided as it can cause leaf burn. Placing the plant near a north-facing or east-facing window where it can receive bright, filtered light is ideal.
Temperature and Humidity: They prefer average to warm temperatures between 15-24°C. It appreciates moderate to high humidity levels, so misting the leaves or using a humidifier can be beneficial, especially in drier indoor environments.
Watering: Keep the soil slightly moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant thoroughly when the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil feels dry. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot. Ensure proper drainage in the pot to prevent standing water.
Soil and Fertiliser: Use a well-draining potting mix that retains some moisture. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and potting soil is commonly used. Fertilise the plant during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser diluted according to the package instructions.
Pruning and Maintenance: Prune to control its size and shape. Remove any yellowed, damaged, or leggy leaves regularly to maintain the plant’s appearance and overall health. Wiping the leaves with a damp cloth occasionally will help keep them clean and dust-free.
Ficus lyrata is a visually stunning plant that can make a bold statement in your indoor space. With its large, distinctive leaves and upright growth habit, it is highly valued by plant enthusiasts. By providing the right care, including proper lighting, watering, and humidity, you can enjoy the beauty of this popular houseplant.
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Ficus Lyrata 30cm Pot (fiddle leaf fig)