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fiddle leaf fig

Alex J. Saar lawley at iinet.net.au
Sat Jan 25 19:57:22 EST 1997

In article <5cbbv4$okn at tor-nn1-hb0.netcom.ca>, Peter Marzitelli
<pmarz at netcom.ca> wrote:

>In article <19970122170200.MAA09572 at ladder01.news.aol.com>,
>        txsgal2 at aol.com (TXS GAL 2) wrote:
>>i have a very tall fiddle leaf fig plant that i would like to cut off and
>>root the part that i cut off....i have tried this before and it didnt
>>work...any help would be appreciated..thanks!
>the best way to root a fig is to take a cutting in spring just before it
>breaks dormancy.put it in it's own pot and water regularly.
>theres just one thing,is it a member of true figs or is that just the name of
>the plant.

Hi Peter

Yes, it is a true fig. It is Ficus lyrata.
So even the scientific name suggests the shape of the leaf--like a lyre.


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