Ficus Lyrata Plant

Ficus lyrata
Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant

A Ficus Lyrata, or as it’s commonly called a Fiddle Leaf Ficus Plant, has large wide leathery leaves that resemble a violin or fiddle. These dark green hard leaves on a Ficus Lyrata are over a foot in length and grow off of a woody stem. The Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant, native to Australia, Melanesia, and Southern Asia, is a relatively easy Ficus Tree to care for. A Ficus Lyrata can be used as a table plant, a bush, or a large tree.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. The sap of a Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant is very irritating so use gloves when working with this plant. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants