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#1 User is offline   Mamat 

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 09:08 PM

Anyone grows lyrata?? nice slow growing Ficus..
usually sell at cut-throats prices...
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Posted 24 March 2006 - 08:19 AM

hi i have one in my garden. it's slow growing alright! mine's about 10ft tall maybe taller...bought at 60 bucks.
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Posted 24 March 2006 - 01:35 PM

Does it do well indoor or in an enclosed balcony ?

http://www.flowers.org.uk/images/plants/fi..._lyrata_lrg.jpg
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Posted 24 March 2006 - 10:22 PM

Hi Kia n Green baron

I have two pots of these.
I bought them at Prince Nursery along Upper Bukit Timah Road.. Wat I saw in FEF.. one pot of 1 pc of Lyrata at a height of 0.5m (minus pot) was selling at $45.

Then, at Prince nursery I bought a pot of it for $28/= each. In each pot there are 3 lyratas.. and they are all at a height of about 1.5m (minus pot) .. On one pot, I have pulled one lyrata out and gave it to a friend. So that he, too, can enjoy having the plant in his balcony. I placed one pot in my room while the other in the living room.. Both are near the windows. and have been at the same location for about a year now.. Growth is slow.. I plan to put them outdoors, maybe in the ground when I move.

I also saw big speciments of it in the Changi Airport.. Magnificent, ya??
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Posted 22 July 2006 - 11:24 PM

Hi Lyrata fans!!

Just an update.. I have since (as of yesterday) chopped down my ficus lyrata, smack midway..
Both plants from the same pot have since (as of today ) been planted outdoors in a new pot and fresh earth in JB. Will let thos einterested parties know fo the update on these plants..

I have, hoever not decided wat to do with the top part of the plant.s. maybe poke them in soil as well. and see if they take root...
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Posted 07 April 2009 - 05:06 PM

Oh, so that plant of mine is a ficus lyrata. I had it for 1 year, indoors which gets direct morning sun for about 3 hours. I don't think I've seen any new leaves at all in the past year. And in the past few weeks, all the bottom leaves turned brown and have fallen off and it is left with only a few at the top. Any way to salvage or is it time to dunk it and get a new one? I didn't change the medium which it came in but topped it with some Leca for aesthetic purposes. I water it only once or twice a week.
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Posted 07 April 2009 - 06:39 PM

View Postguppy, on Apr 7 2009, 05:06 PM, said:

Oh, so that plant of mine is a ficus lyrata. I had it for 1 year, indoors which gets direct morning sun for about 3 hours. I don't think I've seen any new leaves at all in the past year. And in the past few weeks, all the bottom leaves turned brown and have fallen off and it is left with only a few at the top. Any way to salvage or is it time to dunk it and get a new one? I didn't change the medium which it came in but topped it with some Leca for aesthetic purposes. I water it only once or twice a week.


Think it is due to no lack of watering... esp. the hot period the last few weeks..
Normally.. the lower leaves will die first. As long as there are new leaves growing from the top.. so be ok..
Lyrata is an undemanding plant for me...
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Posted 07 April 2009 - 11:21 PM

If it is due to lack of water as Darwin mentioned, then just give it more water and it should recover.

HOWEVER, if it is due to root rot due to over watering, which is not uncommon for plant grown indoor, then the best thing to do is cut the top, leave it to dry for a few days and root it in a well drain soil.

Best if you can post a picture of the plant.
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Posted 13 May 2009 - 02:07 PM

Hi need some help here, when I bought it about 8 years back it was just 2 ft but now it have reach the ceiling of my office and was grown on hydro pot from Island Landscape. What should I do cut it shorter, will there be any branches?

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 02:45 PM

View Postdavwong, on May 13 2009, 02:07 PM, said:

Hi need some help here, when I bought it about 8 years back it was just 2 ft but now it have reach the ceiling of my office and was grown on hydro pot from Island Landscape. What should I do cut it shorter, will there be any branches?

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q296/davwong/IMG_4347.jpg

Hi Dav,

I cut my lyrata very short and two new branches sprouted and growing very nicely now with the help of fertilisers. I stuck the cut branch into the same pot and there is also new growth. My plant is in a bright spot indoor and gets some sun in the mornings. I hope that helps.
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:16 PM

View Postbarefootgardener, on Jul 4 2009, 02:45 PM, said:

Hi Dav,

I cut my lyrata very short and two new branches sprouted and growing very nicely now with the help of fertilisers. I stuck the cut branch into the same pot and there is also new growth. My plant is in a bright spot indoor and gets some sun in the mornings. I hope that helps.



Thanks barefootgardener will give it a try.
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 11:48 PM

anyone spot it recently for sale?

This post has been edited by zhiz22: 20 February 2010 - 12:05 AM

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:48 PM

Hi zhiz, I was at FEF Bedok today and I saw some for sale, maybe you can go and take a look.
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 11:19 PM

FEF = reich man's nursery

Go to lesser. smaller out of town nurseries, u can get plants at way way way cheaper prices
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 01:11 AM

View PostMamat, on 21 February 2010 - 11:19 PM, said:

FEF = reich man's nursery

Go to lesser. smaller out of town nurseries, u can get plants at way way way cheaper prices



but if not transport, getting from cheap places and taking a cab home...works out to be the same? haha

can you recommend those ulu nursery?
thanks
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