Ficus Lyrata ‘Bambino’

Description

A dwarf variety of the ever-so-popular Ficus Lyrata or ‘Fiddle Leaf Fig’, the Ficus Lyrata ‘Bambino’ looks similar, but has a few distinguishing characteristics. As they grow and mature, the growth pattern will remain compact, only growing to about 3 feet in ideal conditions. Its common name of ‘Bambino’ comes from the Italian word for ‘little child’ or ‘baby’ and this perfectly suits this adorable little plant. These plants require bright indirect light as well as high humidity for best growth. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Ficus Lyrata ‘Bambino’
  • Common Name(s): Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig
  • Family: Moraceae
  • 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