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FIDDLE LEAF FIG/ FICUS LYRATA

Common Name / Latin Name

ALUMINIUM PLANT/ PILEA CADIEREI

The Fiddle Leaf Fig has become a hugely popular indoor tree seen in many stylish homes and offices, it usually has one main trunk and is famous for it's huge great big violin shape leaves that seem to appear from nowhere, blink and a what appears to be a tiny bud appearing turns into a great big new glossy leaf - fascinating to watch! It can. grown to 15m in the wild! Position - With it's big leaves it is important to find a position away from windows and direct sunlight, but still getting a good amount of light. It doesn't like moving around so leave it be when possible. Water - Fiddle Leaf Fig's will drop their leaves if they are not happy, this is a sign that they need watering or feeding, too much temperature fluctuation or too cold. The general health of the plant is a good indicator when to water as they don't really need a lot and are easy maintenance from this perspective. Look at the leaves for indicators of poor health. Tips - The leaves will get dusty so to maintain good health clean them off with water every now and again so they can photosynthesise properly. These plants can be prone to pests, too little water, too much water, changing conditions can weaken its health so it can sometimes seem a little needy. Safety - Toxic if consumed by pets or humans. The best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets. Difficulty - Easy to Medium
Fiddle Leaf Fig