Please make sure JavaScript is enabled.
 
Fiddle Leaf Fig in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ficus lyrata

 

Fiddle Leaf Fig

This is a popular ornamental tree in subtropical and tropical gardens, and is grown in pots in temperate regions, where it usually grows less tall. It is frost tender. The fiddle leaf fig has larger leaves than the others from the genus. It is a slow growing plant that can take up to 10 -15 years to reach full maturity, but after 3 or 4 years of growth it starts to become an attractive ornamental plant.

Contributed by @Shephes

 
plant Features
  • Fiddle Leaf Fig likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Fiddle Leaf Fig likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Fiddle Leaf Fig is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Fiddle Leaf Fig likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
Available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Latin name

Ficus lyrata

type

Tree

family

Moraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Fiddle Leaf Fig likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Fiddle Leaf Fig is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Fiddle Leaf Fig likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Fiddle Leaf Fig likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

  •  
    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Fiddle Leaf Fig is 1.80meters x 2.00meters 1.80 M 2.00 M

Ficus lyrata

This is a popular ornamental tree in subtropical and tropical gardens, and is grown in pots in temperate regions, where it usually grows less tall. It is frost tender. The fiddle leaf fig has larger leaves than the others from the genus. It is a slow growing plant that can take up to 10 -15 years to reach full maturity, but after 3 or 4 years of growth it starts to become an attractive ornamental plant.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

The various species of ficus require different winter temperatures but they all grow in 4-12 inch pots, according to size, containing potting compost number 2 or a proprietary peat compost. For Ficus Lyrata, in winter, provide a temperature of 16 -18C.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Increase by cuttings or air layering. Take 2-4 inches of lateral shoots from early spring to early summer insert in equal parts peat and sand and place in a propogating frame with a temperature of 16-18C. When rooted pot into 3 inch pots of the growing compost.

 
Subscribe to GardenTags Premium to get personalised planting tasks and more for your entire plant collection
 
Gardeners who are growing this plant