Ficus lyrata - Fiddle Leaf Fig - in Ecopot

Ficus lyrata - Fiddle Leaf Fig - in Ecopot

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Aquatopia Conservatory
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$738.98
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The classic indoor tree featuring big beautiful leaves!

Ficus lyrata                     

FY-kus ly-RAY-tuh

Common Names: Fiddle Leaf Fig, Banjo Fig, Big-Leaf Ficus

Family: Moraceae

Origin: Western-Central Tropical Africa

Growth: Upwards, branching

Light: Full sun

Foot Candles: 250+

Water: Keep evenly moist

Humidity: 40% - 70%

Temperature: 20°C - 28°C

Soil: Well draining potting mix

Height: Over 10'

Nutrients: 15-10-10 Monthly  

Propagation: Seed, grafting, or branch tip cuttings

Interiorscape Use: Large potted plant, atrium

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Leaf drop with insufficient light or watering. Will develop aerial roots with higher humidity. Leaves may crisp around edges in drafts or from contact with human oils.  

Comments: New owners often mistake the strange colouration on new leaves to be disease, but this is in fact Edema, a common sight on Ficus lyrata. It is caused by inconsistent watering schedules and is the result of the plant taking in too much water causing the new cells to burst and die. The leaf will often grow to cover these spots. Edema can be resolved by altering the watering regiment. 

Toxicity: Sap is irritating to eyes and skin. Causes stomach pains when ingested. 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

THIS PLANT REQUIRES SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION. PLEASE CONTACT US OR VISIT IN STORE TO ARRANGE SHIPPING.