We feel your pain - you looove fiddle leaf figs but you live in a small flat with no room for what could grow into a rainforest tree. The answer? Bambino! A baby-sized fiddle leaf figgy with all the lushness and greenery of its big brother, in a petite size. It shouldn't grow much taller than you, which makes it ideal for indoor and balcony enjoyment - and it's easy to make space for it outside if you're lucky enough to have a garden.
To care for bambino fiddle leaf figs, mulch and water with a seaweed based fertiliser on planting to reduce transplant shock, follow with regular watering until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Apply a slow release fertiliser twice yearly and protect from frost. container plants may need extra feed and a repot into fresh soil once a year. Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to keep them healthy and looking good.
Ficus lyrata species need a lot of light. It’s known that it’s a slow grower and we need to provide it the right conditions so that it thrives. Just make sure it doesn't get any direct sun as the leaves will burn.