Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ficus Lyrata ( Fiddle-leaf fig)

height : 8 m (27 ft) .

height : 4.5 m (15 ft) 

Common name : fiddle-leaf fig
Syn. : Ficus pandurata
Family : Moraceae.

It is a species of fig tree native to western Africa. It grows in lowland tropical rainforest, growing up to 12-15 m (40-50 ft)  in height.

Ficus lyrata is a popular tropical or subtropical ornamental tree. This plant is suitable for growing indoors or as a houseplant,  where it usually stays shorter when put into pots than when grown outdoors. It is a tender perennial