Tripple stem Ficus Lyrata
All plants can be purchased separately
Brown pot R250 + 3 stem Ficus Lyrata R850 = R1100
Ficus lyrata, commonly known as the fiddle-leaf fig, is a species of flowering plant in the mulberry and fig family Moraceae. It is native to western Africa, from Cameroon west to Sierra Leone, where it grows in lowland tropical rainforest. It can grow up to 12–15 m tall.
Ficus lyrata, commonly called the fiddle-leaf fig, is a perfect indoor specimen plant. The plant features very large, heavily veined, and violin-shaped leaves that grow upright on a tall plant.
How to care for your new Ficus.
These plants are native to the tropics, where they thrive in warm and humid conditions. They are fortunately relatively robust plants that can withstand less-than-perfect conditions for a reasonably long time. Finally, F. lyrata are really meant to be grown as larger specimen plants. They are perfect if you can situate them in a floor-standing container where the plant is allowed to grow to 6 feet
Repotting: Healthy specimens are fast-growing plants with aggressive root systems (which is pretty typical for any ficus). Try to repot the plant annually, stepping up the pot size 2 to 4” until the plant reaches the desired size or until you can’t manage the container anymore. Once plants are in large containers, scrape off the top few inches of soil and replace with fresh potting soil annually.
Tips: This plant does not like to be turned or be moved frequently. Position the plant permanently and keep it clean by dusting with an old T-shirt. Stake and prune as needed. Ficus lyrata will only keep leaves that face the light; leaves facing a darker wall or corner will not last. Expect your ficus to loose leaves if you move or re-position the plant.
Light: Ficus lyrata require bright, filtered light. They can even tolerate some sun, especially if placed in an eastern-facing window. Plants that are kept too dark will fail to grow rapidly.
Water: Keep moist, but don’t allow it to sit in water or it will drop leaves and suffer from root rot.
Soil: A good, fast-draining potting soil will do nicely.
Fertilizer: Apply All Purpose fertilizer seasonally and up to monthly for plants not in perfect conditions, or recovering from stress. always follow instructions provided on the lable of your chosen fertilizer to avoid burning and overfeeding.