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Ficus Lyrata

Basic: Ficus lyrata is  a pan-tropical genus of trees, shrubs and vines occupying a wide variety of ecological niches.

Common name: Fiddle-leaf fig

Benefits: 

1) Is known to clean air

2) The large leaves means it adds abundant oxygen to indoor space.

Difficulty: Easy to medium maintenance.

Light: Bright filtered light or bright morning sun. 

Temperature: Thrives in warm & humid conditions. 

Watering:  Prefers moist soil, therefore it's important the soil is fast draining and does not hold water.

Repotting: When repotting, choose a pot 2 to 4 inches larger in diameter than your current pot with rich, humusy and well-drained soil .The best time to repot your Ficus is during spring.

Propagation: The easiest way to propagate is by stem cutting or leaf cutting.

Care: 1) They are vulnerable to pests. The best way to protect them is by keeping the leaves clean from both sides by regularly wiping them. In case for pests attack, wash the plant with neem oil or organic soapy water in the evening. Feed with slow-release pellets in the beginning of the growing season. 2) Keep them in one location. They do not like to be moved too much. 3) The leaves facing the light will grow more.

4) If your plant is losing leaves, it’s likely a sign of too little moisture at the roots, or low humidity and cold, dry air. Try misting the plant regularly to increase the ambient humidity. 5) Finally, these plants are also more sensitive to high salt levels, so make sure to flush your potting medium very thoroughly, preferably monthly, to prevent the build-up of fertilizer salts.

Additional Information: Native primarily to tropical areas of East Asia, they are distributed throughout the tropics of the world. Maximum height attained is 3- 12 m and width upto 9 m.

Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets if ingested.