Ficus Lyrata or Fiddle Leaf Fig

Ficus Lyrata or Fiddle Leaf Fig

Pot size in cm: 21

Plant height in cm (approx): 90

The large leaves of this magnificent fiddle leaf fig – so nicknamed because of its semi-lobed, oval-shaped leaves - are sure to make a statement in your living room. In nature, the fig tree variant can reach a height of 12 to 15m but don’t worry, it won’t grow that large in your living room with regular pruning. 

Leaves with a length of some 50cm are not unusual on this ficus. You can’t miss them: they’re green, leathery and shiny and have distinctive, pale veins. These veins are embedded in the violin-shaped leaves. Figs grow on this fabulous plant, but sadly not in your living room. It provides the finishing touch in your home, so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy its beauty.

Ficus lyrata originates from the African it provides the finishing touch in your home, so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy its beauty. rainforests from Liberia to Gabon. This is the only place where the wild species occurs, because this is the only place where you find the species of wasp required for the plant’s reproduction. The ficus has an unusual pollination mechanism: each species of ficus has its own wasp. They then lay eggs on individual figs and the larvae develop within.  

Light:  indirect sunlight

Soil: well-draining soil

Watering: doesn’t need much water. Water only if the soil is dry

Fertilizer: once or twice a year depending on the soil

Humidity: room level