Fiddle leaf Banjo fig,Ficus lyrata.Care tips video here also.4 SALE OZ $55

These fiddleleaf fig plants are in 45 litre growbags currently & vary in price from $55 to $168 each up to 1 metre .Can post smaller ones.The growbags are removed & moist root ball cling wrapped for posting.There is an express post charge as well as packing costs to add to the plant purchase price. I have also one tree around 2 metres currently.This can change at any time-
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Caring for a fiddle leaf fig

Apply a controlled-release fertiliser when potting up indoor plants. A water-soluble liquid fertiliser should be applied every month during spring and summer.


How and when to prune a fiddle leaf fig

Tall or straggly plants can be pruned to encourage bushiness by removing the tip growth. They can be trained as a standard by removing the lower leaves and shaping into a ball. . Remove old or yellowing leaves close to the main stem or branch.


Fiddle leaf fig problems

Overwatering is the most common problem with a fiddle leaf fig in cool or low-light conditions. This usually shows up as yellowing leaves or leaf drop. To address this, place the plant in a brighter spot and reduce the amount of watering to nurse it back to health.

With lustrous, wide, violin-shaped leaves and prominent veins, this upright leafy tree will create a graceful backdrop of luxurious fresh foliage in your home or garden. But to keep it in the best health and appearance, there are some tips and tricks that you need to know.
What you need to know about a fiddle leaf fig. WATCH VIDEO BELOW.

Name: fiddle leaf fig, banjo fig, Ficus lyrata.

Height: 10–12m tall. Dwarf forms are now available, such as F. lyrata “Bambino”.

Foliage: large green undulate, fiddle-shaped leaves with prominent veins.

Climate: prefers a warm-temperate or tropical growing environment outdoors, but will grow in indoor environments.

Soil: a premium potting mix should always be used indoors. A moist, humus-rich but well-drained soil is preferred outdoors.

Position: full sun to partially shaded position outside, or bright indirect light indoors.

Flowering and fruiting: long green figs are produced, but are usually hidden beneath the leaves.

Feeding: use a controlled-release fertiliser in spring and a water-soluble fertiliser every month from spring to late summer.

Watering: allow the potting mix or soil to dry out between each watering.
Appearance and characteristics of a fiddle leaf fig

Fiddle leaf figs are large spreading evergreen trees that can reach between 15 and 30m tall in tropical climates. Undulate, fiddle-shaped glossy leaves up to 40cm long and 30cm wide form a bushy dome of foliage on top of an upright growing trunk or stem. The fiddle leaf fig is popular as an indoor potted plant and is often used in interior design and styling. It is used as a large specimen plant, growing between 2–3m tall or until it reaches ceiling height.

Fiddle leaf figs originate in the Central and West African tropical regions, growing naturally in lowland rainforest. They produce fruits on mature plants: long green figs that are usually hidden beneath the large coarse leaves. These are rarely seen on plants grown inside, except in warm glasshouses. The fiddle leaf fig is best grown in partial shade outdoors in most tropical and warm-temperate climates, but it will take full sun when established.

Indoors, the fiddle leaf fig will grow in most temperate and tropical climates but requires a bright light or morning sun position, such as eastern-facing windows only, to avoid scorching of the foliage.
How to plant and grow a fiddle leaf fig

Most garden soils are suitable, but the fiddle leaf fig favours a moist, humus-rich but well-drained soil. The soil pH should be around 6–7 for healthy development, which can be easily monitored with a pH kit. Allow the soil or potting mix to dry out between each watering to avoid leaf drop and root rot, as this plant is quite tolerant of drought and dry conditions.

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