Ficus Lyrata, Fiddle Leaf Fig - Plant
Ficus lyrata, commonly known as the fiddle-leaf fig, is a species of fig tree, native to western Africa, from Cameroon west to Sierra Leone. It grows in lowland tropical rainforest.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|fiddle-leaf fig||green||Rarely flowers indoors||Height 10ft (3m).||easy to grow|
Planting and care
They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll look like a bundle of sticks on arrival. Note, they are not deadÃ¢â‚¬â€simply dormant.If you are buying container-grown plants (vs. bare-root plants), plant them by May or early June for best results.
|Part shade||well-drained soil||Medium||60 to 75 degrees F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
- To help conserve water, reduce stress, and encourage healthy growth, apply a 2- to 4-inch layer of chopped and shredded leaves, grass clippings, or shredded bark around the base of your plants.
- Allow about an inch of space between the mulch and the base stem of the plant.
Special features: Houseplant in St. Louis area.
Culinary use: leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.