Orgin: Western Africa.
Common Name:Fiddle Leaf Fig, Ficus Lyrata, Ficus Pandurata.
- Watering: Water when the top soil becomes slightly dry and reduce watering in the winter. The worst thing to do is to over water (not underwater) because lack of water is easily fixed, unlike the damage from over-watering.
- Light: A brightly lit spot is needed without direct sunlight, although a small amount of daily sun is good (not mid afternoon sun).
- Soil: A good draining potting soil is needed which could include part bark and perlite.
This plant a does not have a strong need for fertilizer like some other ficus trees have. During the spring and summer I would provide the plant with a feed of diluted liquid fertilizer once a month.