• Eventual height: 2.5m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

Ficus lyrata

fiddle leaf fig

RHS award of garden merit UK grown
13cm pot | 40cm tall | 1 stem £9.99
Delivery options
  • Standard £5.95
  • Named Day £10.95
  • Position: Bright but indirect light
  • Soil: Peat free, general purpose compost
  • Rate of growth: Average
  • Hardiness: Frost tender

Large, glossy-green leaves with a broad apex and narrow middle which resembles a fiddle or a lyre (hence the name). Its leathery texture, prominent veins and a wavy margin make Ficus lyrata a striking houseplant. Native to western Africa, from Cameroon west to Sierra Leone, where it grows in lowland tropical rainforest.

We’re proud to support our British growers, and having been raised by one of our trusted UK nurseries, this indoor plant has a low carbon footprint, which makes it perfect for an eco-friendly collection or gift.

Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery alternative), but we have a wide and wonderful range on our website to choose from.

  • Home care:
    These are easy plants to care for as long as you are careful with the watering. Only water once the compost is dry to the touch, and make sure that the plant isn't left standing in water. You can mist the leaves to increase the humidity - and occasionally wash the leaves with a damp sponge or cloth to keep them glossy. Try to maintain an average temperature no lower than 12°C in the winter, and avoid any sudden drops in the temperature and cold draughts.
    • Humans: Skin allergen
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