Ficus Lyrata stands out for its green leaves and its presence. It is a perfect plant to decorate any corner and threatens to conquer the reign of the fern this season.
Ficus Lyrata is a tropical plant from Africa perfect for indoors. Its name is a tribute to the lyre since its leaves are shaped like that string instrument. Although it is also known as a violin leaf fig, lyre tree, or lyre ficus.
HOW TO CARE FOR FICUS LYRATA
This plant requires little care and care. That does not mean that you have to be constantly taking care of it but it is convenient to have a little experience in gardening (So kill plants, abstain).
WHERE TO PLACE IT
Ficus Lyrata likes bright spaces but does not tolerate direct light. During winter, you can water it once a week and increase the frequency in summer (2 or 3 times). Of course, watch that its roots are never puddled or it will die (so it is better to dry than to drown). It is a houseplant sensitive to cold, you must control that the temperature is not lower than 15º Celsius. So if you have it at home, there will be no problem.
TAKE A GOOD LOOK
When things are not going well, the Ficus Lyrata warns you. How? Changing the color sheets. The black spots indicate that it is cold and simply changing it will suffice. If, on the other hand, the stains are yellow, it has suffered from excessive watering. When the leaves are no longer smooth and appear to be limp, it needs water.
CHOOSE THE SIZE OF YOUR FICUS LYRATA
You can find this plant in basically three sizes: XL, almost as if it were a tree. It is great for filling large spaces, whether they are living rooms or, in this case, a bedroom.
FICUS LYRATA MEDIUM, THE MOST COMMON
Perfect to place it in any corner and bring joy and vitality or combined with other plants of different sizes.
THE SMALLEST OF THE THREE
The smallest of the family is ideal to place it, for example on a chest of drawers or low cabinet or next to other plates to create a green corner. This one is from Atelier Leblanc and you can buy it in both small and medium sizes.
HANGED ON THE WALL
If yours are not plants (or artificial ones) because you do not have time to take care of them and dedicate the time they need, opt for a sheet or watercolor. You can frame it and decorate a wall in your house that lacks color and joy.
Just as with clothing, colors, or some decor styles, plants jump on the fashion bandwagon and for some years some of them have set trends. In the ranking is the delicious monstera and this year the queen of plants has been the fern. However, Ficus Lyrata threatens the reign for this 2020. Will it succeed?