Ficus Umbellata, aka the cousin of the Fiddle Leaf Fig, or Ficus Lyrata, has a very similar growth pattern to its cousin, but with large, heart-shaped leaves that are subtly veined. Native to Western Africa, this evergreen tropical belongs to the fig family, known as Moraceae, and is a little easier to care for, compared to the finicky Fiddle Leaf.
Due to the nature of this plant, minor marks are expected.
They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.
They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to look for a slight droop in the leaves or give the soil a check before you water again. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They can live in any average home humidity condition and are fairly hardy.
These beauties are happiest in a stable environment and should always be placed right in or near a window. If you decide to keep your plant in the direct morning sunlight, make environmental changes gradually, allowing it to acclimatize, and try not to move the plant in winter. Keep away from air conditioners, heaters and drafts.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.