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The ultimate guide for taking care of a Ficus Lyrata

Ficus Lyrata

The Ficus Lyrata is a large houseplant that looks incredible in every room. The large green leaves make this plant stand out in any place and have very unusual shapes. The stem is thick and has bark like a real tree, so this plant will make your house into a jungle instantly.

To give you the best chance to take care of this plant, we've broken down the caring process into a few different steps. These steps are designed to provide you with the most in-depth information to teach you everything you need to know about caring for your plant.

  1. How to take care of a Ficus Lyrata

In this ultimate plant care guide for a Ficus Lyrata (Fiddle leaf fig), we're going to look at everything you need to know about taking care of your houseplant. Below, I've collected some resources that are relevant for taking care of your Fiddle leaf fig and how to keep it happy and thriving.

Summary of Ficus Lyrata care

Find out what the Ficus Lyrata prefers when it comes to its plant care. These are the most important parts of taking care of the Ficus Lyrata!

Watering your Ficus Lyrata

The Ficus Lyrata likes to be watered occasionally, but also needs to soil to dry out slightly. Water when the top of the soil has dried out.

Sunlight for your Ficus Lyrata

The Ficus Lyrata does best in a spot where it gets bright, indirect sunlight. This spot is always bright but never gets direct sunlight.

Fertilizing your Ficus Lyrata

The Ficus Lyrata needs quite a bit of energy to grow, so you should fertilize it once per month in the spring and summer.

Soil for your Ficus Lyrata

The Ficus Lyrata likes to be watered when the top of the soil is dry, so use a soil mix that drains excess moisture quickly and holds onto some moisture for a few days.

Temperature for the Ficus Lyrata

The Ficus Lyrata prefers a spot that consistently stays between 15 - 24°C (59 - 75°F).

Propagating the Ficus Lyrata

To propagate the Ficus Lyrata, you can take cuttings from the parent plant. Often, you cut part of the stem of the Ficus Lyrata and plant that in moist soil.

Repotting the Ficus Lyrata

You should repot your Ficus Lyrata once every 2 year(s). This helps your Ficus Lyrata to stay healthy for many years.

Difficulty of Ficus Lyrata plant care

The Ficus Lyrata is not the best plant for beginners, but also not very difficult to take care of.

1. How to take care of a Ficus Lyrata

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How to take care of a Ficus Lyrata

The Ficus Lyrata is a great plant to have around the house. With its large leaves and its tree-like trunk, it makes a big statement in any room of your house. In this plant care guide, we're going to look at how you can best take care of your Ficus Lyrata and how to help it thrive.

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Frequently asked questions

How should you water the Ficus Lyrata?
The Ficus Lyrata likes to be watered occasionally, but also needs to soil to dry out slightly. Water when the top of the soil has dried out.
How much sunlight does the Ficus Lyrata need?
The Ficus Lyrata does best in a spot where it gets bright, indirect sunlight. This spot is always bright but never gets direct sunlight.
How much fertilizer does the Ficus Lyrata need?
The Ficus Lyrata needs quite a bit of energy to grow, so you should fertilize it once per month in the spring and summer.
What is the best soil for the Ficus Lyrata?
The Ficus Lyrata likes to be watered when the top of the soil is dry, so use a soil mix that drains excess moisture quickly and holds onto some moisture for a few days.
What is the ideal temperature for the Ficus Lyrata?
The Ficus Lyrata prefers a spot that consistently stays between 15 - 24°C (59 - 75°F).
How do you propagate the Ficus Lyrata?
To propagate the Ficus Lyrata, you can take cuttings from the parent plant. Often, you cut part of the stem of the Ficus Lyrata and plant that in moist soil.
How often should you repot the Ficus Lyrata?
You should repot your Ficus Lyrata once every 2 year(s). This helps your Ficus Lyrata to stay healthy for many years.
Is the Ficus Lyrata easy to take care of?
The Ficus Lyrata is not the best plant for beginners, but also not very difficult to take care of.

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