Ficus lyrata

Fiddle Leaf Fig

The Fiddle Leaf Fig (or banjo fig) is native to Africa and has easily identifiable large, lyre-shaped, dark green leaves (to 18” long) which resemble the shape of a violin (fiddle). It is a broadleaf evergreen tree that may grow to 60-100’ tall in its native habitat, but indoors typically only reaches a 10′ height.

  • Sun: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Bloom Season: Non-flowering
  • Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Maintenance: Low
  • Spread (Min): 2
  • Spread (Max): 8
  • Height (Min): 2
  • Height (Max): 10
  • Leaves vs Needles: Indoor
  • Size: Small


Fiddle Leaf Figs’ tall stature and enormous, elegant leaves make this one of the most easily recognizable and beloved indoor houseplants. They thrive in brightly filtered light or an eastern facing window and will require careful watering and warmer temperatures. Just like any respectable diva, a regular “face mist” spray is appreciated to keep its humidity levels up. Choose a spot indoors away from a drafty window or near an air vent since these tropical plants hate drafts. Once you’ve chosen the perfect place, don’t move it! Fiddle Leaf Figs will flourish once they’ve found a sunny, happy spot. Rotate the plant slightly once a week when you water so the glossy leaves receive equial sunlight. These stunning trees have an uplifting, joyful, loving energy when cared for and given what they need.