Fiddle Leaf Fig

Ficus lyrata

With its giant glossy leaves and potential to reach the ceiling in the right conditions, a mature Fiddle is definitely an attention grabber making it a wonderful focal point in any room. The name 'Fiddle' comes from its violin shaped leaves, and is a great choice for those looking for a statement piece.


Keep your Fiddle in a bright spot out of direct sunlight. Dust the leaves regularly as it can prevent sunlight from absorbing and stunt growth.


Over-watering is a real killer here. Make sure the top few inches of soil is completely dry before watering again. When time for a drink, place in the shower under a gentle, tepid stream or over the sink and let the water run right through and drain freely out the bottom. Water much less in winter.