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Ficus 'Fiddle Leaf Fig'

Ficus 'Fiddle Leaf Fig'

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The Ficus lyrata 'Fiddle Leaf Fig' is an iconic and visually dramatic houseplant, famed for its bold, large, fiddle-shaped leaves and a lush, deep green coloration. This plant demonstrates an upright and expansive growth habit, with leaves unfurling from the central stem. At full growth, the 'Fiddle Leaf Fig' Ficus achieves a height of approximately 2-3 feet, but it has the potential to grow even taller with the right care.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Ficus lyrata

Common: Fiddle Leaf Fig, Fig Tree, Rubber Plant, FLF Ficus, Rubber Tree

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-80°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: When the top 2 inches of soil are dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions.
  • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Moraceae family, also known as the mulberry or Fig family, is a large family of deciduous or evergreen plants that includes over 1,000 species.
  • Ficus plants are native to various regions, including Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
  • The term "Rubber Plant" is due to the plant's sap contains a latex-like substance that was once used as a source of natural rubber, although it is not the primary source of commercial rubber today.
  • The latex-like sap serves various functions for the plant, including sealing off wounds to prevent water loss and deterring herbivores.
  • It's worth noting that this sap can be irritating to the skin and eyes and is toxic if ingested, so handle with care.
  • Ficus plants are known for their air-purifying qualities, making them a healthy addition to your home or office.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Medium Maintenance

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