Ficus lyrata

Fiddle leaf fig

(13 customer reviews)

From £26.95

Known as the ‘Fiddle-leaf Fig’, Ficus lyrata is beloved by interior designers for its sculptural form and presence in any bright room.

Large glossy green leaves and attractive veining contrast with its thin trunk to create a striking balance that can be styled in a number of different ways to match the ambience of any given room. It can be kept compact with pruning, or allowed to grow to form a large specimen plant.

Origin: West Africa
Genus: Ficus
Species / Cultivar: lyrata
Common Name: Fiddle leaf fig
Synonym: Ficus pandurata

Plant Biography

The leaves of Ficus lyrata can vary in shape amongst different cultivars, but the name ‘lyrata’ derives from the morphological term ‘lyrate’, used to describe the archetypal lobed leaves. Simply, lyrate leaves are any leaves shaped like a lyre, and Ficus lyrata is a quintessential example.

Native to western Africa, Ficus lyrata grows in lowland tropical rainforests up to about 15 metres tall.

Ficus lyrata
Light: Bright Indirect
This plant likes sun, but keep out of direct sunlight. Best placed in an area near a window.
Soil: Indoor Potting Mix
Enjoys moist well drained soil with composted organics and some drainage material.
Temperature: >12°C
Temperature range at which this plant is healthiest and grows best.
Growth Rate: Medium
Expect to see moderate growth during growing season.
Final Size: Tall
Final size will work as a large stand-alone specimen plant.
Water Requirement: Light Watering
Water when several cm of soil depth is dry to the touch. Water must draining easily away.
Humidity: Medium
Easygoing in regular home conditions, keep away from cold drafts and heat sources.
Maintenance: A little
Easy to care for, just keep an eye on any extra environmental needs such as humidity.

Expert Tip

Wiping the leaves down with a damp cloth to remove dust not only helps with the plant's appearance, but allows the plant to better absorb nutrients, improving its health!

Care & Size Guidance

Ficus lyrata requires bright indirect light, good humidity and consistent temperatures. It has a tendency to drop leaves in less ideal conditions.

Water when the top few cm of soil is dry to the touch, and make sure the soil never sits in standing water.

Feed in the growing season and be sure not to over water in the darker months. It may be advisable to turn regularly if the sunlight reaches it from one side only, and foliage is likely to burn if kept in too direct sun – for instance, too close to south facing windows.

13 customer reviews for Ficus lyrata

ficus lyrata 34cm pot 200cm tall very well packed good packing plus first class plant very large leaves will grow in home to 3m tall very big lots of shine on leaves first class plant

David M.

What a lovely plant. Delivered without damage. Very healthy specimen. Very happy.

Eden F.

Exactly the size I needed. Perfectly happy fiddle leaf fig, I hope its as happy in its new home! Thanks!

Malaika B.

Plant was a bit bigger than expected (over 2m!) – no complaints there. Lovely fig, guy who delivered was cheery – came faster than I anticipated and I saved about £100 compared to Patch for the same (if not bigger) plant.

SJ

Ver pleased with the 4 stem plant. Much larger in leaf spread than anticipated which is great.

Laura A.

Very pleased with my Ficus Lyrata. It is a very good looking plant and is of a good size. My only criticism is that a few of the leaves are damaged and have brown spots, some are worse than others but overall still a wonderful plant. Was delivered by the company itself which was a bonus and arrived sooner than anticipated.

fiona B.

Lovely palm. Going to order one for my partners stairway.
Prompt delivery

john H.

huge, lovely plant,

brunomartelli

Lovely healthy plant

Holly

plant in v good condition when arrived. Be useful to have more care instructions.

aarti

Such great quality fiddle leaf figs, super amazing customer service, planning on buying more more plants from the palm centre! Would also highly recommend visiting the place if you havent yet, though you might end up wanting to buy the place 🙂

S M

Beautiful Ficus delivered quickly and in great condition. Very happy and web team super helpful answering our questions.

Julie

Lovely healthy plant. Recipient delighted.

Jill Young