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Fiddle Leaf Fig
Primarily grown for indoor foliage, with huge, fiddle shaped leaves; in frost free areas this variety can grow quite large, howerver it can be maintained as a house or patio plant in colder climates; rarely flowers or fruits outside native habitat.
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Other Species Names: Fiddleleaf Fig, Fiddle-leaf Fig
Plant Height: 480 in.
Spread: 360 in.
Plant Form: oval
Summer Foliage Color: green
Minimum Sunlight: partial shade
Maximum Sunlight: full sun
Fiddle Leaf Fig has attractive green foliage with chartreuse veins. The large glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Fiddle Leaf Fig is a multi-stemmed tropical evergreen tree with a shapely oval form often grown indoors as a houseplant. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned whenever it gets out of shape or out of bounds. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;InsectsFiddle Leaf Fig is recommended for the following landscape applications;AccentShade
Planting & Growing
Fiddle Leaf Fig will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet in its natural habitat. Indoors it usually is maintained to about 8 to 15 feet tall. It grows at a medium rate.This tree does best in bright indirect sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. This species is not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.