An Indoor Accent Plant–Fiddle Leaf Fig

Houseplants dress our homes like containers of flowers highlight an area or echo a theme outdoors. Trees and shrubs may be the anchors in an outdoor room, but indoors, large plants can assume that role. Fiddle Leaf fig (Ficus lyrata) can be the anchor for a room full of houseplants.

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Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog. For these early days of spring, we’re featuring a plant that grows well indoors in moderate light throughout the year in this region.

To see out more about the Fiddle Leaf fig that is found in some garden centers, go to this article published in the Yankton Press & Dakotan newspaper:

https://www.yankton.net/river_city/article_603f0140-25dc-11e9-8bec-576df3072731.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

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One thought on “An Indoor Accent Plant–Fiddle Leaf Fig

  1. This is an interesting ‘tree’. In coastal parts of Southern California, it grows as a small evergreen shade tree, although the foliage is typically somewhat yellowish or faded from the sun. The ‘tree’ form is actually the adult growth of what started out with vining juvenile growth. Ficus lyrata is a type of strangler fig. The seed germinate in crotches of trees. Roots extend downward, and vines extend upward. Both roots and vines wrap around the host tree, and strangle it as the expand. Once the vines reach the top of their support, they produce the self supporting adult growth that we are more familiar with. It can be grown as cuttings, without any juvenile growth.

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