Ficus Lyrata Bambino, Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig – Plant
The fiddle leaf fig from the ficus genus of trees is an exciting species to grow with larger leaves than the others from the genus.
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The miniature version of the popular Fiddle Leaf Fig!
Plant height: 5 – 9 inches
Ficus Lyrata indoor plant may grows over 15 meter tall in its natural habitat and up to 3 meter indoors. When these plants mature in age and size they make a great focal point within living rooms, offices or hotels. Mainly this plant is grown for their foliage.
Common name(s): Laurel fig, laurel rubber, Indian laurel, curtain fig, Malayan banyan, Cuban laurel, strangling fig.
Max height: 3 to 5 feet
The best place for this plant is somewhere with lots of light but protected from direct sunlight to avoid leaf burn.Water regularly (twice a week in the summer, once a week in the winter). Keep the roots moist but do not allow the plant to stand in water for too long at a time. Add plant food for leafy plants to the water fortnightly. The fiddle leaf fig is fairly resistant to the dry indoor air of our homes.
Try not to turn this fig tree too often – leave it be where you stand it. The leaves will then stay on the plant longer if you do. As in its natural habitat, it will regularly lose its lower leaves – do not worry if they turn yellow and drop off, as long as it continues to make new ones.
Light: This fig will need bright indirect light year-round. Move it a quarter turn every week or so to expose all sides to light for a natural upright growth.
Temperature: Ficus lyrata(Laurel fig) likes constant warmth – not less than 16°C (60°F) in winter. It prefer humid atmosphere, which will be partially provided by other plants if it is growing in a group, but sinking the pot in damp peat will also be of benefit to the plant.
Mist frequently to increase humidity and wipe the leaves occasionally with a damp sponge. In warm temperature provide plenty of ventilation.
Water: Water freely during the active growth period, but avoid water-logging, allowing the potting mixture to dry out slightly in between watering. Water sparingly during the resting period. Always use tepid soft water.
Drooping yellow lower leaves are a sign of over watering.
Fertilizing: Feed with a liquid fertilizer every two weeks during the active growth period only.
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