Apartment Gardening

Ficus Lyrata -- Plant of the Week 35

2017-08-28 20:12 #0 by: Evelina

"Fiddle-Leaf Fig"

The Fiddle-Leaf Fig is one of the most popular indoor plants for large spaces, as it is typically a statement plant plant for rooms. The plant can grow very tall and is known for its large violin-shaped leaves. The plant is native to the tropics and thrives in warm and humid conditions. 

How to Care for the Fiddle-Leaf Fig

  • They need bright indirect sunlight. They don't tolerate dim light or full sun well. 
  • Water frequently, allowing the soil to dry in between waterings. You can stick your finger in the soil to see if its moist or not. 
  • Spray with water or use a humidifier in your home to prevent brown spots on the leaves. 
  • Fertilise during growing season. 
  • They require well draining soil

Fiddle-figs can be propagated by cuttings, however they require a rooting hormone. 

Fiddle-figs are prone to pests such as mites, mealy bugs and scale. Treat immediately. A mite problem will leave the leaves spotted reddish brown and can cause leaves to drop. 

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2017-09-10 19:10 #1 by: vendelay

This is really interesting and informative! You should totally do a "plant of the week" every week Flower

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