This product contains
|1||Ficus Lyrata Bambino, Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig - Plant|
|2||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
About Ficus Lyrata Bambino
Fiddle leaf consists usually a single trunk and a canopy of spherical or hemispherical shape, which is symmetrical with an irregular outline. Its foliage, of coarse texture, is dense and has an upright or spreading appearance.
As an indoor plant, it gets significantly smaller dimensions and has a rather upright appearance. When these plants mature in age and size they make a great focal point within living rooms, hallways, offices or hotels.
|Plant Height||12 inch (30 cm)|
|Plant Spread ||7 inch (18 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Laurel fig, laurel rubber, Indian laurel, curtain fig, Malayan banyan, Cuban laurel, strangling fig|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||3 to 5 feet|
|Bloom Time ||Rarely flowers indoors|
|Difficulty Level ||Very easy|
Planting and care
Place the ficus near a window in a room that gets bright morning sunlight. Turn the plant occasionally so all the growth does not occur on one side. Soil:Use nutrient rich, well drained, well aereted, and porous potting mix. Watering:Water a plant when the topsoil in pot (5 to 8 cm) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.Try misting the plant regularly to increase the ambient humidity. Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10 am. Application of Fertilizer:Apply fertilize a plant mostly in the spring and early monsoon season. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots to the plant can easily uptake the nutrients and moisture. Re-potting:When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer. Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days then move the plant to its required light condition. For re-potting procedure click here
Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.
Plant Protection:Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts. For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
Ficus Lyrata Bambino care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location: Allow your plants to settle to your location first after receiving it. Do not overwater them suddenly. Check the moisture in the soil. If it is too dry then apply water gently. Keep the plant in indirect bright light. Gradually move it to more bright location. Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it. Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
|Sunlight ||Partial sun, Requires shade|
|Soil ||Well-drained soil.|
|Temperature ||20 to 30 degrees Celsius|
|Fertilizer ||Use any organic fertilizer|
Ficus Lyrata Bambino special feature
The plant features very large, heavily veined, violin-shaped leaves
Ficus Lyrata Bambino uses
- When these plants mature in age and size they make a great focal point within living rooms, hallways, offices or hotels
- They are perfect if you can situate them in a floor-standing container
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are the leaves falling off my Ficus lyrata?
The first common cause of leaf drop is shock from being moved. When you get a new fiddle leaf fig plant, the plant undergoes considerable stress during the move and when it’s placed in a new environment.
The second major cause of leaf drop in a fiddle leaf fig is from dryness. Lack of watering and very dry air can cause a fiddle leaf fig to drop leaves. Take care not to put your plant in direct sun or near a heating vent, where it is blasted with dry air regularly. Fiddle leaf figs do not like drafts, so picking a spot away from any vents or blasts of hot air is ideal.
The third and very common cause of a fiddle leaf fig dropping leaves is due to root rot
Can you grow Ficus lyrata from cuttings?
Yes you can grow Ficus lyrata from cuttings.
How to grow Ficus lyrata?
Sunlight Keep the plant outdoor in direct bright light. Protect the plant from the afternoon direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
How to water Ficus lyrata?
water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape.
How to propagate Ficus lyrata?
You can grow Ficus lyrata through stem cutting.
Take a piece of the stem from the tree that is about 3 inches (7.5 cm.) long and has several leaves. Remove the bottom 1 inch (2.5 cm.) of leaves. Immerse the bare stem into the soil medium and mist thoroughly. It will root in about three weeks if you keep it warm and moist. Growing the Ficus plant to produce a new plant is the easiest method of propagation.
How big do Ficus lyrata grow?
15 metres tall in it's natural habitat and up to 3 metres indoors
Is Ficus lyrata an indoor plant?
It will grow both indoor and outdoor where direct or indirect bright light is available.
Is Ficus lyrata fruit edible?
No, it's no a species whose fruit is considered edible by humans
Monday, 16 March 2020
can I grow absolutely indoor or outdoor? or partly indoor or outdoor?
Friday, 28 February 2020
Some leaves are green and some leaves are greenish yellow but anyway it looks great!
Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Very much happy with the product and service.
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