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Ficus Lyrata is a popular houseplant because of its particularly beautiful leaves and easy care. Its nickname is the tobacco plant, which it owes to the shape of its leaves. In the wild, this plant can grow up to 30 metres high. Ficus Lyrata is a fast-growing plant, but it will not easily reach this height. When you buy this plant, there is a chance that the green houseplant will drop some leaves in the beginning. Do not panic, this is because it needs to get used to its new environment. Furthermore, this plant is a real sunbather!
Care & tips Ficus Lyrata XL bush
Ficus Lyrata XL is not a difficult houseplant to look after. However, it is sensitive to new environments. So if the easy houseplant grows to one side, do not move the plant all at once but turn it a little bit every day. The plant may drop its leaves in the event of major changes.
Water requirements for Ficus Lyrata bush XL
You should always try to keep the soil of Ficus Lyrata shrub XL moist. In the beginning, give the air-purifying houseplant small amounts of water several times. After a while, you will know approximately how much water the plant needs. In the summer, however, this is more than in the winter. In the summer months, the Ficus Lyrata bush will grow XL and use more energy. Spraying the Ficus Lyrata XL once a week will also benefit it. The leaves will stay nice and you will have less chance of pests and diseases.
Light requirements Ficus Lyrata bush XL
Ficus Lyrata XL is a real sunbather, so it prefers a light spot close to a window. The plant really needs this sunlight to continue growing. If no new leaves appear, this is a sign of a too dark position. During the summer months, direct sunlight can become too intense. Before this period, move the plant to a place with fewer hours of sunlight per day.
Is Ficus Lyrata XL poisonous?
The leaves of Ficus Lyrata XL are poisonous to pets and children. It is not recommended to ingest the plant, you can get irritated bumps and a red skin. The sap that is in the plant also irritates the skin. So be careful with this plant if you have children or pets.
How is my Ficus Lyrata bush XL shipped?
This sun worshipper is delivered in a cultivation pot. All our houseplants are sent in specially designed shipping boxes. The unique interior of the shipping boxes ensures that the houseplants are firmly positioned in the box and cannot move around. Houseplants don't mind being in a dark box for a day. This way, we make sure that your green friends are delivered to your home in tip-top shape.