Botanical name - ficus lyrata
Incredible showpiece. This ficus lyrata tree is a great statement plant to bring any room to life. Teamed with being easy care and straight forward to look after once you've found it's happy spot. What's not to love about this plant!
Bright indirect Light
A bright spot is critical to my growth and quality of life. If I'm in too dark a room then I'm prone to rot and overwatering. But in summer also don't let me sit in harsh direct sun which can scorch my leaves. A perfect bright spot for me would be near a window with a couple of hours of morning or afternoon/evening light.
Think less is more with ficus plants. I prefer to be on the drier side than soaked. Be sure to leave my soil to dry out between waterings. Just poke your finger in to check the moisture levels. When dry water thoroughly until you see it come out the bottom of the pot but don't leave me sitting in a puddle as this can cause root rot. Reduce watering even more in winter months during my dormancy period to avoid my roots rotting. Thanks!
Average house humidity is normally great for me. But if you know your house is on the drier side the occasional misting won't hurt.
I would appreciate a wipe over of my leaves with a clean damp cloth to prevent dust build up.
I love a little diluted houseplant feed during my growing season once a month.