Rahul Sharma

Ficus lyrata

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Moraceae
Subgenus  Urostigma
Higher classification  Fig
Order  Rosales
Genus  Ficus
Scientific name  Ficus lyrata
Rank  Species
Ficus lyrata Ficus lyrata 14quot Standard Farm Life Tropical Foliage
Similar  Fig, Rubber fig, Weeping fig, Swiss cheese plant, Philodendron

How to care for your fiddle leaf fig plant or ficus lyrata


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.

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It is a banyan fig (Ficus subgenus Urostigma) that commonly starts life as an epiphyte high in the crown of another tree; it then sends roots down to the ground which envelop the trunk of the host tree and slowly strangle it. It can also grow as a free-standing tree on its own, growing up to 12–15 m (39–49 ft) tall.

Ficus lyrata Ficus lyrata 14quot Bush Farm Life Tropical Foliage

The leaves are variable in shape, but often with a broad apex and narrow middle, resembling a lyre or fiddle; they are up to 45 cm (18 in) long and 30 cm (12 in) broad, though usually smaller, with a leathery texture, prominent veins and a wavy margin.

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The fruit is a green fig 2.5-3 cm (1-¼ in) diameter.

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Cultivation and garden uses

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It is a popular ornamental tree in subtropical and tropical gardens, and is also grown as a houseplant in temperate areas, where it usually stays shorter and fails to flower or fruit. Like most figs, it is frost tender.

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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References

Ficus lyrata Wikipedia


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