Ficus Lyrata Bambino, Fiddle Leaf Fig
What You will Receive:
|1||Ficus Lyrata Bambino, Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig – Plant|
|2||High Quality Round Plastic Pot|
|Plant Height||35-55 inch|
|Plant Spread||10-20 inch|
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.
|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.
- Use nutrient rich, well drained, well aerated, and porous potting mix.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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|
|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 About Ficus Lyrata
Why are the leaves falling off my Ficus lyrata?
Consider the following few point to leaves falling off Ficus lyrata 1.FicusLyrata leaf drop due to shock from being moved. When you get a new fiddle leaf fig plant, the plant undergoes considerable stress during the move and when it placed in a new environment. 2. Fiddle leaf fig is from dryness. Lack of watering and very dry air can cause a fiddle leaf fig to drop leaves. 3. Root rot is one of the major causes so due not overwater the plant before water Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch.
Can you grow Ficus lyrata from cuttings?
Yes, you can grow Ficus lyrata from cuttings.
How to grow Ficus lyrata?
Ficus lyrata is grown by seeds and cuttings. Consider the following points to grow a plant.
1. Sunlight- 1-3 hours of morning direct bright light or indirect bright light is required.
2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich.
3. Water-Water the plant when 3-4 inches surface soil layer feels dry to touch.
4. Fertilizer – Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing(February-June)season.
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How to water Ficus lyrata?
Water Ficus lyrata when the upper layer of the soil(3-4)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 propagate Ficus lyrata through seeds and stem cutting.
1. To propagate take pencil size cutting of well mature stem to a length of 7-8 cm and remove any flowers or leaves from it.
2. Then dip the bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone, and place the 3/4 portion cutting into a small container with well-draining soil and water the cuttings.
3. Rooting will start within 1-2 weeks.
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How big do Ficus lyrata grow?
Ficus lyrata grow 15 metres tall in it is a natural habitat and up to 3 metres indoors.
Is Ficus lyrata an indoor plant?
Ficus lyrata will grow both indoor and outdoor where 1-3 hours of morning direct bright light or indirect bright light is available.
Is Ficus lyrata fruit edible?
No, Ficus lyrata is no species whose fruit is considered edible by humans.