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Ficus lyrata, the fiddle leaf fig, is a spectacular pot plant with its gigantic glossy green leaves and statuesque growth habit. A tropical rainforest plant from Africa, it is well at home indoors or in a large pot outdoors, and can also be planted in tropical gardens where there is space. Like all figs it has an aggresive root system, so should not be planted anywhere near drains, driveways, buildings or paths. It can reach a height of fifteen metres. Frost tender. Feed with a good all purpose fertiliser through the warm months.
Flower colour: cream
Flowering season: summer
Maximum height: 15 metres
Minimum height: 7 metres
Maximum width: 10 metres
Minimum width: 3 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Scale, mealy bug
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good all purpose fertiliser.