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Ficus lyrata planter pasning

Fiddle Leaf fig.

Ficus lyrata

The Fiddle Leaf Fig. is well known for his rugged leathery leaves shaped like a violin. When you look closely, you will discover that the leaves have a neat and detailed pattern. Originally violinfigenen from the tropical lowlands in the west african rainforests. In the old days, the leaves were used for a practical purpose, they were dried and used to roll cigars. Therefore, the Ficus lyrata, also known as the 'Tobacco Plant'

Ficus lyrata available in many different shapes and sizes. The younger, with a thin strain and the elderly with a thicker stem. The characteristic look and the many sizes, has made the plant is quite popular in Scandinavia over the last few years.

Family: Ficus lyrata is from the mulberry genus and is related to the fig trees, as well as the production of edible figs. In his original surroundings can Violinfigenen also bear fruit, however, these are not edible.

Botanical name: Ficus lyrata


Fiddle Leaf Fig.


Irrigation: the Plant should be watered when the soil is easily dried. You must not water if the soil is moist, the roots can't breathe, if planted soil is constantly wet.

Location: Violinfigenen love light, so give it a location where the sun can shine on it a few hours a day, or where the plant can get plenty of indirect light. Violinfigenen thrive not, if it is subjected to drag, it is therefore a good rule of thumb that you do not place the plant by doors and windows, the cold air in. The greater your Violinfigen is, the less it breaks the plant itself that you move around too much on it. Try to find the perfect location from the start. On the way, you avoid that your plant begins to lose its leaves, because it gets ”stressed out” about to be moved around.

Temperature: Violinfigenen withstands temperatures from 15° C to 30° C.

In the months from march to august, you can give the plant liquid fertilizer once a month, if you would like it to grow a lot.
NOTE: You should not fertilize the plant in the dark winter months.