ABOUT OUR PEAT FREE FICUS LYRATA
Hello I’m Usain (named after Usain Bolt), you probably know me better as the fiddle-leaf fig tree. I’m the “it” plant of the plant world - a houseplant so trendy, I’ve made it on the covers of all the home decor magazines that matter. Fame is fleeting for some, but I know people take just one look at my paddle-shaped, glossy leaves and realise they just have to take me home.
First discovered in Western and Central Africa in humid tropical forests, today I’m present across Japan and the Caribbean where I thrive thanks to the mild temperatures and warm sun. I prefer lots of bright, indirect sunlight and warm temperatures to keep me at my best. No cold, dark rooms for me thanks.
Height (including coconut nursery pot) 50cm; pot diameter 17cm.
Pet safe: No
What makes me special?
I’m one of the first houseplants at Pointless Plants that has been grown in coconut coir. Most houseplants are grown in sphagnum or peat moss which is harvested from bogs around the world. The destruction of these bogs have contributed to the rise in CO2 that is released into the Earth’s atmosphere. I'm very happy to say that my potting mix is 100% peat-free and is made from the husk of a coconut, bark and wood chippings.
I know I may look small but I’m a step in the right direction to becoming much more environmentally conscious and sustainable.
When it’s time to re-pot Usain use our peat free potting mix. Our mix is 100% coconut coir extracted from the husk of a coconut. Mix in 20-30% of perlite and orchid bark to help with drainage.
QUICK FICUS LYRATA PLANT CARE
I love bright, indirect light. Place me in a room when I can enjoy the sunlight for up to six hours a day.
I do prefer my soil to dry out a little before I get watered again
I tolerate lower humidity levels but I’d much prefer a little more moisture in the air. Place a pebble tray nearby or keep me next to other plants.
PLANT NAME INSPIRATION
All of our peat free houseplants have been named after inspirational people who have helped or are still helping the world to become a greener and more exciting place to live. Pair Usain with our other peat free plants and take the next step to a more environmentally conscious you!
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HEALTHY PLANT PROMISE
If you have received a damaged plant or within 30 days you have any trouble after following our care guidance we will offer you a replacement.