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Fiddler’s Fig aka Fiddle Fig aka Banjo Fig ( Ficus lyrata or pandarata )




These get large! Up to 12′ and 6′ wide. They make great house plants when you need a large plant. I’ve read many success stories of gardeners growing this tree inside for long periods of time and up to 15′ tall.

These are one of the easiest Ficus to grow indoors.

They want lots of sun, a sunny south window is best. They will do ok in East and West windows but grow slower.

Water only when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch but do not let it go dry.

Fertilize it a couple of times a year.

This plant is native to Africa, and can reach 40′ in its own climate. Figs are produced in the spring, but usually only in the wild.

See also:
Indoor plants as retro fashion

More information:
Ficus lyrata