Fiddle Leaf Fig, Ficus lyrata
A banyan fig which can grow 40 – 50 ft. tall; develops aerial or buttressing roots to help anchor it; leaves have a broad apex and narrow middle (resembling a fiddle) with a leathery texture and wavy margin
Keep soil evenly moist; fertilize bi-weekly; bright indirect light
Ficus trees are estimated to have existed on earth for 60 – 80 million years. The conservatory uses foliage from Ficus lyrata to feed the Malaysian jungle nymphs, Heteropteryx dilatata.
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