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Ficus Lyrata ‘Bambino’


The Bambino Ficus is a charming and compact houseplant that brings a touch of elegance and greenery to any indoor space. This dwarf variety of the popular Ficus family is known for its small, glossy leaves that are densely packed along its slender branches, creating a lush and vibrant appearance. Ideal for small spaces, the Bambino Ficus fits perfectly on desks, shelves, or windowsills, adding a sophisticated touch to your home or office decor. Its tidy and manageable size, combined with its striking foliage, makes the Bambino Ficus a favorite among plant enthusiasts looking for a stylish and low-maintenance indoor plant.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Ficus Lyrata ‘Bambino’
  • Common Name(s): Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig
  • FamilyMoraceae
  • Native Range: Western Africa

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate, prone to leaf drop 
  • Light: Bright indirect light
  • Water: Allow soil to mostly dry between watering, reduce frequency in winter
  • Humidity:  Basic household humidity
  • Temperature: 50-85F, avoid sudden changes in temperature
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
  • Feeding: Fertilize using a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer monthly during spring and summer
  • Propagation: Branch Cuttings
  • Growth: Bushy, Dwarf Tree
  • Common Pests: Spider mites, especially under dry conditions 
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets

Caring for your Bambino Ficus is straightforward and rewarding, making it a great choice for both novice and experienced plant lovers. This plant thrives in bright, indirect light, but can also tolerate lower light conditions, making it versatile for various indoor environments. Water your Bambino Ficus when the top inch of soil feels dry, ensuring not to let the plant sit in water to avoid root rot. Additionally, maintaining moderate humidity and occasional feeding with a balanced fertilizer during the growing season will keep your Bambino Ficus healthy and vibrant. With these simple care tips, your Bambino Ficus will flourish, adding a touch of natural beauty and tranquility to your indoor spaces.