Ficus Lyrata

Ficus lyrata
Fiddle Leaf Fig

A Ficus Lyrata, or as it’s commonly called a Fiddle Leaf Fig 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 my book Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants