Ficus lyrata 'Bambino' house plant in 12cm pot, around 35cm tall. Highly unusual form of fiddle leaf fig

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ficus lyrata bambino

Ficus lyrata 'Bambino' is an unusual house plant that is rarely available. A more compact form of the more commonly seen Ficus lyrata

Ficus lyrata 'Bambino' is also known as the compact form of Fiddle Leaf Fig. It is called this because the oval-shaped leaves which all appear to grow to different sizes, look rather like a violin-shape. Native to west Africa, this charming plant is used as a house plant in the UK. They enjoy high light levels and high humidity. This is a compact form of Ficus lyrata and it has an upright habit and smaller leaves. Water regularly but don't allow the plant to stand in water. Use rainwater where possible. High humidity can be achieved by misting the leaves regularly. The plant can stand on a tray of gravel or pebbles in order to increase humidity. The plant is slow-growing and might take up to 15 years to reach maturity. In the wild it will grow to several metres tall. As a house plant it should easily reach 100cm tall. Currently measures around 35cm tall Growing in a 12cm pot.
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