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Fiddle Leaf Fig

Ficus Lyrata

Type: Tropical

The Ficus lyrata comes from Africa and is known to reach heights of over 40 feet.   Ficus lyrata care is like most of the Ficus trees. The lyrata can tolerate a great deal of abuse but will drop foliage if not minimally maintained. Find a place with good lighting.  The bark and leaf texture is coarse and grows upright and irregular in shape making Ficus lyrata a unique plant for indoor use. Lyrata can be trained to grow in a variety of shapes like lyrata braids, standards or bush form. It’s large leaves grow to over one foot long and six to eight inches wide.  In lower light conditions the leaves become softer, longer and a darker olive green color.

 

Characteristics & Attributes for Ficus Lyrata

Attributes
Focal Point
House Plant
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Green
Habit
Upright
Soil Moisture
Average Water