A Ficus Lyrata, or as it’s commonly called a Fiddle Leaf Fig plant, has large wide leathery leaves that resemble a violin or fiddle. These dark green, hard leaves are over a foot long and grow on woody stems. The Ficus Lyrata, native to Australia, Melanesia, and Southern Asia, is one of the easier ficus trees to care for. It can be small enough to use as a table plant or large enough to be used as an indoor tree.
A Fiddle leaf Fig is considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. The sap of all ficus plants is very irritating so use gloves when working with this plant.
LIGHT CONDITIONS: A Fiddle Leaf Fig requires bright, indirect light. In low light, new leaves are small and mature leaves may fall off. Turn frequently to keep a Ficus Lyrata from growing toward the light and becoming lop-sided. Too much bright light causes the leaves to fade.
WATER CONDITIONS: A Fiddle Leaf Fig requires less water than other ficus trees. Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out and the leave to become soft and flexible before watering. Keep the leaves dry and water off the large fiddle shaped leaves to prevent mold. Too much water and water on the leaves, can also cause ugly brown spots on the leaves. Prefers higher humidity if possible.
Please note, Sweetpea's works with locally grown plants and each of our potted arrangements are unique in their own way. The assortment shown is an example of the size, colour and varieties of plants available. Your potted arrangement will vary based on the time of year, potting options and budget you've selected.