[Fiddle Leaf Fig]
[Fiddle Leaf Fig]
[Fiddle Leaf Fig]
[Fiddle Leaf Fig]
[Fiddle Leaf Fig]
[Fiddle Leaf Fig]
[Fiddle Leaf Fig]
[Fiddle Leaf Fig]

FIDEL [Fiddle Leaf Fig]

Ficus Lyrata

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The Fiddle Leaf fig is a wonderful indoor plant because it's easy to grow, looks exotic and has extra large leaves. First discovered in West Africa, Ficus lyrata has undergone extensive hybridisation to create the perfect house plant, sought-after around the world. 

Comes in a 19cm grow pot. Decorative pot sold separately.


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Caring for Fidel

Light

Bright filtered light. They enjoy some direct morning light. Don't keep Fidel in a dark corner or he'll just look sad.

Water & humidity

The trick with Ficus lyrata is not to overwater. Water only when the top 4-5cm of soil is dry. Then water deeply so that water runs out the drainage holes of your grow pot. This plant does not like to be consistently moist. Don't let the plant sit in water. Drooping leaves signal underwatering. Leaves that are turning brown or black is a sign your plant is getting too much water & could be rotting. Fidel's not to fussy about humidity, and normal room conditions will do.

Feeding

Monthly in summer. Reduce feeding if you don't want your Ficus to grow too big too quickly.

Re-potting

Every 1-2 years in spring. Or when the roots start to grow through the bottom of the grow pot. Fast-draining potting soil will do.

Atrium Top Tip

If you want your Ficus to start branching out (and stop growing straight up as a single stem), cut the main stem where you want it to branch. This will cause the plant to fork at this point. 

Quirky plant fact

The Fiddle Leaf Fig got its name from its violin shaped leaves. In its natural habitat it can grow 15m tall!