The Ficus lyrata, commonly referred to as the fiddle-leaf fig is native to West Africa. The leaves can grow up to twelve inches long. Outdoors, they may be able to produce flowers and fruits. It is usually a perfect indoor specimen plant. The plant features very large, heavily veined, and violin-shaped leaves that grow upright on a tall plant. These plants are native to the tropics, where they thrive in very warm and wet conditions. This makes them rather more challenging for the home grower, who is likely to have trouble duplicating these steamy conditions, but they’re fortunately fairly tough plants also that can face up to less-than-perfect conditions for a reasonably long time. Use a mix of potting soil, bark and perlite to verify quick drainage. Warning: poisonous to dogs, cats and horses if ingested.
Native to West Africa.
Grows up to 10 feet.
Likes partial shade.
Poisonus to dogs, cats and horses.