plants

Fidel

Fiddle-leaf fig

{ Ficus Lyrata; Banjo fig }

£170.00

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About Fidel

Originally from western Africa, Fidel will help your space achieve a tropical look with his lyre-shaped leaves. Besides the aesthetic appeal of his glossy dark green leaves, Fidel makes for the perfect house plant as he is tough and can cope with less-than-perfect conditions.

Details

Our Fidels come in four sizes:
Plant height: 30-40cm; Pot Width: 12cm
Plant height: 80-90cm; Pot Width: 21cm
Plant height: 130-140cm; Pot Width: 34cm
Plant height: 170-180cm; Pot Width: 34cm

(All plant heights are measured from the base of the pot)

Our 80-90cm Fidel fits perfectly in our new 25cm plant stand!

Likes

Fidel thrives in tropical conditions: you can recreate these by placing him in bright, filtered light and misting him regularly to increase the ambient humidity.

Dislikes

Although Fidel is coming from tropical rainforests, he does not enjoy sitting in water as this could make him suffer from root rot. Also, lack of humidity can cause browning on Fidel's lush foliage.

Watering and feeding

The worst thing to do is over-water Fidel, so wait until the top 2 inches of soil is dry before further watering. Fidel does not have a strong need for fertilizer, but feeding him with a diluted liquid fertiliser every month during growing season (Spring to Autumn) is preferred. Apply the fertilizer at half the rate recommended on the label.

Health benefits

Fidel's broad leaves will help with air purification, elimination of dust and humidity control, thus helping you prevent health problems such as colds, sore throats and coughs.

Living with pets and children

Fidel is toxic for cats and dogs if eaten, and he can have unpleasant consequences for humans if eaten too.