Hello, my name is Fiona or you can call me Fi for short. Yes, you have probably seen me before. I'm the girl next door, or in other words the popular one. I have recently become a very trendy houseplant, starring in many TV adverts. Do I seem high maintenance to you? Well, I am actually pretty easy to care for and Pointless Plants have created an amazing plant care guide to make sure I do not lose my good looks.
Height (including nursery pot) 35-40cm; pot diameter 12cm.
Health Benefits- Can increase sense of wellbeing
Pet safe- Mildly toxic when consumed
Ficus Lyrata Plant Lighting
Fiona likes bright filtered sunlight, she can also have direct sunlight as long as it isn't too much mid day sun. She will do better in bright indirect light.
Watering Your Ficus Lyrata Plant
In the summer from March to September, we recommend watering once to twice a week. Watering Wednesday is a great way to remember.
In the winter from October to February reduce watering to once a week or less. Houseplant watering guide
Ficus Lyrata Humidity
Fiona likes humidity. To increase humidity you can use a Humidifier, place Fiona next to other houseplants or you can fill a saucer with pebbles and water, place Fiona on top of this.
Ficus Lyrata Plant Fertiliser
From March to August give Fiona some houseplant fertiliser every two weeks when watering.
Repotting your Ficus Lyrata Plant
When Fiona's roots start to come out of the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot, it is time to repot. For soil, a well drained potting soil is perfect.
Ficus Lyrata Plant Care Problems
Crisp, brown leaves result from direct sunlight or low humidity.
Sometimes browning of leaves can be part of the plant maturing.
Overwatering can cause root rot leading to leaves falling off.