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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 5 feet to 40 feet
Plant Spread: 5 feet to 35 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Other: round, less than .5 inch, green, not showy, fleshy, does not attract wildlife
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Houseplant
Uses: Shade Tree
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Pollinators: Wasps
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Air-LayeringAir-Layering
By drdawg on March 5, 2015

Often, we want to propagate a special or valuable plant but find seeds are hard, if not impossible, to find and/or have failed at rooting cuttings. Air-layering may be the answer to this problem.

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Location: Charleston, SCDate: 2015-09-30Fiddle leaf ficus
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Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, UtahDate: 2012-01-10
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Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, UtahDate: 2012-01-10
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Date: 2012-12-17
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Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, UtahDate: 2012-01-10
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Date: 2012-12-17
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Date: 2014-02-21
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Location: Encinitas
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Date: 2012-12-17
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Location: Jersey City, NJDate: 2014-08-1920 yr with me, grown strictly indoors
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Location: Clarksville, TNDate: 2019-08-14
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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 29, 2011 10:08 AM

Ficus lyrata is a broadleaf evergreen tree native to the tropical region of western Africa. In its natural habitat Ficus lyrata can attain heights of 40 - 50 feet, with a spread of 30 feet and a trunk that grows several feet thick. The common name Fiddle-leaf fig comes from the leaves, which grow up to 15 inches long and 12 inches wide and have the appearance or shape of a fiddle. Fiddle-leaf Fig prefers full sun to partial shade and is drought tolerant once established.

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