Ficus Lyrata has huge, glossy, fiddle-shaped leaves with prominent veins. If you are looking for a Ficus with a difference, this one packs a punch with it's amazing flamboyant foliage. Leaves are much larger than most other Ficus, growing up to 30cm long and 13cm wide with a fabulous violin-like shape. Leaves often have brown spotting and markings particularly on the underneaths.
Ficus lyrata are perfect for adding some serious, air-cleansing, greenery to your indoor living space.
Please note: some minor leave damage can occur during transit. These are fast growing plants, so simply remove the affected leaves at the base of the stem. This may also encourage the plant to develop new growth at this point.
Light: Ficus lyrata prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate some light shade and some direct (but not harsh or midday) morning or afternoon sun.
Water: Water when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil moist at all times, but do not over water as this will cause brown spots and leaf drop.
Temperature: Ideal temperatures are 16-24°C. Avoid cold draughts.
Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate indoor height 3m. Slow growing.
Origin: Western Africa.