Fiddle-Leaf Fig (Ficus Lyrata) 200mm
The ever popular indoor plant staple. The Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus Lyrata) does have the reputation of being a fickle houseplant, but if given plenty of light, kept warm and remains in it's happy spot then you will have one of the most glorious indoor plants around.
Humidity and Temperature Requirements
The optimal relative humidity for the fiddle-leaf fig is between 25%-49%, but it can tolerate lower humidity. When it comes to the temperature requirements, the optimal temperature for the fiddle-leaf fig is between 65°F- 75°F (18°C- 24°C).
Grown indoors, light is the most limiting factor for Ficus lyrata. It is a full sun plant (it grows in direct sun most of the day in the natural habitat), but it can also grow well indoors in bright indirect light.
The best potting soil for Ficus lyrata is a well-draining and porous soil mix. It should have a soil pH between 5.5 and 7.0. A good, well-draining potting soil will provide enough macronutrients to the fiddle-leaf fig and help it thrive and grow.
Ficus lyrata can be propagated in multiple ways:
- By division
- By stem cuttings, and
- By air layering