Ficus lyrata, also known as the Fiddle Leaf Fig, is slow-growing but hardy, prefers full sun but takes bright filtered light when young. Ficus lyrata is a popular houseplant as it gives off a simplistic & modern plant design that pairs nicely with neutral colours and trendy interior decorations. It requires lots of care, as it can be a finicky plant.
- Sunlight: Direct sunlight, Partial sunlight
- Water: When watering, make sure the soil is thoroughly soaked and drain off the excess water. Keep soil moderately moist and water when the top one inch of soil is dry. Avoid over-watering and do not allow pot to stand in excess water.
- Fertiliser: Keep plant in top form by feeding the plants every few weeks with a dilute solution of liquid fertiliser or sprinkling solid fertiliser over the soil.
- Plant size: approx. 120cm (vary in sizes)
- Rootball size: 30cm Ø x 26cm H
- Pot type: Brown landscape pot with drainage holes
* Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size and arrangement may differ from photo.
*Kindly take note when you're purchasing matching pot, the diameter has to be larger than the rootball size
Soil for Ficus lyrata
Ficus lyrata should be grown in fertilised potting mix. Make or buy a fertilised mix which consist of coco peat moss or coconut fibre (coir), vermiculite or perlite, compost and other ingredients. A lightweight soil for Ficus lyrata needs to provide good drainage, hold moisture, and give roots room to grow.
All plants depend on light for their survival, and making sure your potted plants get the right amount of light is key to keeping them happy. For both indoor and outdoor containers, group plants with similar light requirements. Don't mix shade lovers with sun lovers in a single pot; one or both of them will be unhappy, depending on where you place the pot.