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Ficus lyrata/Fiddle-Leaf Fig

Ficus lyrata / Ficus lyrata
Outdoor specimen growing in a warm climate
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Outdoor specimen growing in a warm climate

Large leathery oak-like leaves

Potted specimen

Close-up image of the large, coarse textured, leathery foliage

Specimen tree with lower branches removed

Single leaf and mature fruit

Foliage on a healthy specimen

A special selection with more golden colored foliage

Large, stiff foliage of a young fiddle-leaf fig

Healthy specimen with foliage growing near the bottom of the plant

A young plant with several growing shoots

Healthy foliage

Close up view of leathery foliage

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Scientific Name: Ficus lyrata
Common Name: Fiddle-Leaf Fig
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This fig produces large, fiddle shaped leaves that are up to 15 inches long and 10 inches wide. It has a high drought tolerance, but breaks apart easily with high winds and should be planted in protected places. Its flowers and fruits are of little ornamental significance.