To create a tropical, jungle look in a compact flat or living space, how about this Ficus Lyrata Little Bambino (Fiddle Leaf Fig)? Little Bambino will slowly grow to a maximum height of about 3 feet. Most of the growth is vertical and focused around the central stalks.
The big, fiddle-shaped leaves retain the rainforest ambience, while taking up much less space than the taller, full-size varieties. Creating a mixed group of indoor tropical species? A Little Bambino Fiddle Leaf Fig is ideal for adding height to your arrangement.
Water / Feed
Water often, but don’t overwater. Leaf browning is a sign of overwatering. Feed monthly with diluted fertiliser through spring and summer.
Temperature / Humidity
Ficus Lyrata Little Bambino is comfortable in temperatures between 61°F and 75°F. Summer misting will recreate the humid conditions that this tropical tree loves.
Pet / Child
When pruned, Ficus stalks and leaves leaves will ooze a white latex sap. This is considered toxic and can cause a skin rash. Gloves are recommended for pruning and disposal of cuttings.
Use free-draining, top quality potting compost if you need to repot the Little Bambino fig tree. Ensure that the pot has holes in the base for drainage. Added grit or similar drainage material will help to avoid overwatering.
Light / Position
Grow in a bright spot away from direct sunlight. Exposure to a little early morning or evening sunshine can be tolerated. Avoid positioning near drafts or radiators.
Growth / Spread
Will grow slowly to around 3ft tall when positioned in ample light. Adjust the height with gentle pruning.
Little Bambino fig’s fiddle-shaped leaves convert household Carbon Dioxide (CO2) into pure Oxygen. US research suggest that houseplants like Ficus lyrata can also help to remove harmful gasses from the air in your home.
Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees were originally found in West Africa.