Ficus Lyrata originates from the tropics of Asia and the Ficus family has more than 1000 different species. This makes the Ficus houseplant family one of the most extensive plant species! Ficus Lyrata is a green houseplant because of its particularly beautiful, large leaves. It is also an easy houseplant to look after. This houseplant has several nicknames, such as Tobacco plant and Violet leaf plant. Both nicknames are due to the shape of its leaves. In the wild, this climbing houseplant can grow up to 30 metres high. Ficus Lyrata is a fast-growing plant, but as a houseplant, it will not reach such heights easily. When you buy this plant, there is a chance that the green houseplant will drop some leaves in the beginning. Don't worry, this is because it needs to get used to its new environment. Furthermore, this plant is a real sunbather!
Care & tips Ficus Lyrata
As I said, Ficus Lyrata is an easy houseplant to look after. However, it is sensitive to new environments. We do not recommend moving this air-purifying houseplant, as it will then drop its leaves. If Ficus Lyrata grows to one side, do not move the plant all at once but turn it a little bit every day. Don't worry if Ficus Lyrata drops its leaves; this is probably because of its new location.
Ficus Lyrata needs water
You should always try to keep Ficus Lyrata's soil moist. In the beginning, give this 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, Ficus Lyrata grows faster and uses more energy. Spraying the plant once a week will also benefit its health. The leaves will stay nice and you will have less chance of pests and diseases.
Light requirements Ficus Lyrata
Ficus Lyrata is a real sunbather, so it prefers a light spot close to a window. The plant really needs sunlight to continue growing. If no new leaves appear, this is a sign that the location is too dark. 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 poisonous?
The leaves of Ficus Lyrata are poisonous to pets and children. It is not recommended to ingest the plant as it can cause allergic reactions. The sap in the plant can also cause irritation, irritated bumps and red skin. So be careful with this plant if you have children or pets.
How will my Ficus Lyrata be delivered?
This climbing houseplant will be delivered in a cultivation pot. All our houseplants are sent in specially designed 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.