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6" Ficus Lyrata
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The name Lyrata refers to the lyre-shaped, or violin/fiddle-shaped outline of the leaves of this ever-popular plant. This big, strong, flowering fig from West Africa rapidly grows into an imposing 50' tall tree in the ground, and into a big, robust, strongman of a specimen in our homes. Shiny, cardboardy/leathery leaves of medium green with fuzzy/felty undersides sporting yellow veins grow on shaggy brown stems, reaching out everywhere. Unruly branches can be pruned for a more reasonable shape; in fact, the Ficus Lyrata is trimmed and trained on purpose in several styles. Bushes, straight columns, bare-trunked standard trees, and more. Choose your shaping style to fit your space. In the right light, bright window Lyratas will grow like crazy for you once they're used to their spot.
- Also known as Fiddle Leaf Fig
- Air Purifying
Quick Care Guide:
- Water - Medium (3): Water plant when dry. Plant does not like soil to always be moist, but doesn't like to stay dry once becomes dry. Water as soon as soil is dry.
- Light - Med/High (4): Needs more light than most, but direct light not necessary. Can handle morning and afternoon sun directly on leaves.
- Difficulty - Med/High (4): A little more finicky than most. Requires some extra care.
View full breakdown of Care Guide here.