FIDEL XL [Ficus Lyrata; Fiddle-Leaf Fig]

R 559.00

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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 30cm nursery pot. Plant is approx 1,2m high.

 

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

Water 1-2 times per week. Wait for the top layer of soil to dry out between watering. Do not overwater! If the leaves start to drop it could be a sign that the plant is sitting in water, or getting overwatered. 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.

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Ficus are vigorous growers. If you're worried about it getting too big you can trim the roots by about 20 percent when re-potting. Don't do this in the middle of a hot summer, early autumn or spring is best.

Quirky plant fact

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

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