Bambino (Ficus Lyrata)
Plant Care Instructions*
Keep your fiddle leaf fig happiest by growing in a bright spot. The more light it gets, the faster it will grow and the better it will look. Unfortunately, this trendy houseplant is not a good choice for low-light spots. If your space doesn’t have enough light that the plant casts a strong shadow most of the day, you’ll be more successful with a houseplant with lower light needs.
Temperatures between 60 - 75°F (15 - 24°C are suitable. Avoid lower than 55°F (12°C).
A brightly lit spot is needed without direct sunlight, although a small amount of daily sun is good (not mid-afternoon sun).
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.
A good draining potting soil is needed which could include part bark and perlite.
The ficus lyata does not have a strong need for fertilizer like some other ficus trees have. During the Spring and Summer, provide the plant with a feed of diluted liquid fertilizer once a month.
When the plant is young and growing, re-pot it every Spring. Once it matures, you'll only need to replace the top soil each year.
TNormal room humidity is fine, but increase the humidity during the Winter if artificial heating is used within the room.
* Standard care recommendations - you may need to adjust based on your home or office environment.
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