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Ficus lyrata (100 – 120cm)

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Description: Ficus lyrata is a stunning indoor plant with prominent, glossy leaves that resemble a fiddle or violin, which accounts for its common name. The leaves are typically dark green and can grow up to 15 inches in length, creating an elegant and striking presence. The plant can develop a tree-like structure with a single trunk and dense foliage. When cared for properly, it can reach heights of 6-10 feet indoors, making it a captivating centerpiece in any room.

Care and Maintenance:

  1. Light: Fiddle Leaf Figs thrive in bright, indirect light. They require ample, filtered sunlight to grow and maintain their signature large leaves. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. Turn the plant occasionally to promote even growth.
  2. Temperature: Keep your Fiddle Leaf Fig in a consistent room temperature range of 65-75°F (18-24°C). Avoid exposing the plant to cold drafts, as this can lead to stress and leaf drop.
  3. Watering: Water your Fiddle Leaf Fig when the top inch of the soil feels dry. These plants prefer consistently moist but not waterlogged soil. Over watering can lead to root rot, while under watering can result in leaf drop and stress. Adjust your watering schedule based on the specific needs of your environment and the plant.
  4. Pruning: Regularly prune your Fiddle Leaf Fig to remove damaged or brown leaves and shape the plant as it grows. You can also pinch the tips of new growth to encourage branching and a fuller appearance.
  5. Repotting: Re pot your Fiddle Leaf Fig when it becomes root-bound or every 2-3 years, usually in the spring. Choose a slightly larger pot with good drainage and a well-draining potting mix.
  6. Pests and Diseases: Common pests that can affect Fiddle Leaf Figs include mealybugs, scale insects, and spider mites. Regularly inspect your plant for signs of infestation and treat any issues promptly. Be on the lookout for leaf drop, which can be a sign of stress or pests.

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