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Ficus lyrata Fiddle leaf

Ficus lyrata Fiddle leaf

Regular price Dhs. 150.00 AED
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  1. Appearance: Ficus lyrata has large, leathery, dark green leaves that are shaped like a violin or fiddle, hence its common name. The leaves are typically veined and have a glossy surface, adding to their appeal. The plant can grow quite tall, reaching heights of up to several feet indoors.

  2. Light Requirements: Fiddle leaf figs prefer bright, indirect light. They thrive near a window with filtered sunlight, but direct sunlight can scorch their leaves. Lack of adequate light can lead to leggy growth or dropping leaves.

  3. Watering: It's essential to water the fiddle leaf fig regularly, allowing the top inch or two of soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's important to avoid keeping the soil consistently wet.

  4. Temperature and Humidity: Ficus lyrata prefers warm temperatures and high humidity, similar to its native tropical habitat. It can tolerate average indoor humidity levels but may benefit from occasional misting or placement near a humidifier, especially in dry indoor environments.

  5. Soil: Fiddle leaf figs prefer well-draining soil that retains some moisture but doesn't become waterlogged. A mix of potting soil, peat moss, and perlite or sand works well.

  6. Pruning and Maintenance: Regular pruning is often necessary to maintain the shape and size of the fiddle leaf fig and to remove any dead or damaged leaves. Wiping the leaves with a damp cloth can help keep them clean and dust-free, which promotes healthy growth.

  7. Pests and Diseases: Fiddle leaf figs can be susceptible to pests such as spider mites, scale insects, and mealybugs. Regular inspection of the plant and prompt treatment of any pest infestations are essential to keep the plant healthy.

Overall, Ficus lyrata, or the fiddle leaf fig, is prized for its striking foliage and makes an excellent statement plant in homes and offices when given proper care and attention.

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