Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant

Ficus lyrata

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 Fiddle Leaf Fig plant are over a foot in length and grow on woody stems.The Ficus lyrata, native to Australia, Melanesia, and Southern Asia, is one of the easier ficus trees to care for. This plant can be small enough to use as a table plant or large enough to be used as an indoor 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