Ficus lyrata

Botanical Name: Ficus lyrata

Phonetic: Figh-kus Lie-Rah-Tuh

Common Name(s): Fiddleleaf Fig, Banjo Fig

Family: Moraceae
Origin: Tropical western and central Africa
Plant Type: Broadleaf tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, lyre-shaped
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Dark green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Coarse
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Insignificant
Flower Color(s): Insignificant

Exposure: Part shade, bright indirect light or part shade
USDA: 10-12
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate:               
Height: 60-100 Feet
Spread: 30-60 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium, reduce water from fall to winter
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, scale, aphids, mealybugs, thrips, spider mites
Soil: Soil-based potting mix

Features: Large leaves resemble violin, stems have a milky sap
Uses: Houseplant, ornamental shade tree

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