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Ficus lyrata

Common Name(s):
Fiddle-leaf fig
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Small tropical tree, commonly grown as a houseplant.  When mature they can make a great focal point in a livingroom or office space.    They prefer bright light and average humidity.  They are sesitive to overwatering and will loose their leaves.  Not quite as easy to grow as a rubberplant.

Height:
9 feet
Flower:
rarely flowers as an indoor plant
Growth Rate:
slow
Leaf:
It has attractive oval and semi-lobed thick leathery green leaves. Some of the leaves resemble fiddles, hence the common name. Leaves have prominent veins and can grow 12 inches long and 5 inches wide.
Tags:
houseplant

NCCES plant id: 2909

Ficus lyrata habit Ficus lyrata habit
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Ficus lyrata in pots Ficus lyrata in pots
NC Cooperative Extension, CC BY - 2.0
Ficus lyrata bud Ficus lyrata bud
NC Cooperative Extension, CC BY - 2.0
Ficus lyrata stem Ficus lyrata stem
NC Cooperative Extension, CC BY - 2.0
Ficus lyrata leaf underside Ficus lyrata leaf underside
NC Cooperative Extension, CC BY - 2.0
Ficus lyrata leaf veination Ficus lyrata leaf veination
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Ficus lyrata fruit Ficus lyrata fruit
Cerlin Ng, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0