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Fiddle Leaf Ficus
Scientific Name: Ficus lyrata Warb.
Synonym: Ficus pandurata
Family: Moraceae
Fiddle Leaf Ficus (Ficus  lyrata)
Fiddle Leaf Ficus at the Phoenix Royal Palm hotel
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 22-25,27
USDA: 10

Frost Tolerance: Plant in protected areas

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Tropical Africa

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree or shrub, 25 feet to 20 feet tall (7.5 m-6 m), 25 feet to 15 feet in spread (7.5 m-4.5 m); glossy, dark green, leaves, up to 18 inches long (45 cm), up to 10 inches wide (25 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water


The Fiddle Leaf Ficus adds a very tropical presence to a tropical area of your garden. Since it tends to grow as a single trunk, pinch it when young to encourage branching.

Fiddle Leaf Ficus (Ficus lyrata), U.S.D.A. Forest Service Collection, Courtesy of the Hunt Institute

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