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Fiddle Leaf Fig

(215 customer reviews)


Ficus Lyrata for Sale – The “it” Plant!

This plant is so trendy, it’s called the “it” plant – and the “it” has nothing to do with technology and everything to do with style.  The ficus lyrata, also known as a Fiddle Leaf Fig is sought after for its big, violin-shaped (that’s a fiddle down south) leaves and ability to take a prominent place in the décor of a big space.  Put it in a well-lit room and let it grow.The Fiddle Leaf Fig is available in 3 sizes in varying heights and 2 styles – standard tree form and bush.  A standard tree is more popular, and a bush will have leaves all the way to the base.  The larger size (in 14″ growpot) is available in tree and bush form, while the mid-size (in 12″ growpot) is only available as a tree and the smallest (in 10″ growpot) is available in both tree and bush.It is shown here, to the left, in the standard tree form in a 14″ growpot.Special note:  After shipping hundreds of these plants, we have new guidance for ordering:  If you do not have a bright, sunny spot – on a patio or adjacent to an east, west, or (preferably) south window – please consider another plant from our low-light selections.  All Fiddle Leaf figs prefer bright light.  Although our plants are the highest quality and acclimated for reduced light situations, they will thrive in higher light

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Read below for more information on caring for your Fiddle Leaf Fig.


The Fiddle Leaf Fig is a really great plant for beginners and experts alike, and designers will appreciate what it can do in a photo.  Here’s what you need to know if you’re getting a Ficus Lyrata:


This plant is a moderate to heavy drinker, and can go for 2+ weeks without watering with the proper sub-irrigation system, but we suggest you check it weekly during the first 6-8 weeks after you get it and during hot summer months.  See our watering guide for more information.


Next to watering, having adequate light is the most significant factor keeping your Lyrata happy inside.  Your best placement is near a window where the plant can get some sun light – east-, south- and west-facing windows are best.  It can also thrive in a room with strong ambient light.  If you want a good, sustainable indoor plant and don’t have good light, this is not the plant for you – unless you’re up for moving it for frequent trips to better lit areas.


The Fiddle Leaf Fig likely will not need to be fed during the first 6 months after it has shipped.  During this time, it will use the residual nutrients from nursery production.  After 12 months, it can be fed quarterly with a complete fertilizer formulated for interior plants.  If your Lyrata is positioned on a porch in the south, it may need supplemental nutrition sooner than 12 months.  Keep an eye on the newer leaves – not the emerging ones; if the new leaves are yellow and the veins prevalent, it is possible it needs some nutrients.  Please refer to our nutrient guide for details.


Here’s one of the greatest benefits of this plant – its large leaves are easy to clean and, overall, there are fewer leaves than many other interior plants.  Simply wiping the leaves with a wet cloth usually does the trick.  For spots where something else (besides dust) has landed on your plant, use a mild soapy solution to wet the cloth; then wipe.


Many Fiddle Leaf Fig fans love to let this plant grow in all sorts of funky shapes.  If that’s not your style, and you want to maintain the plant’s height and girth, pruning cuts can be made just above any node (aka – right about a where a leaf attaches to a stem).  This will reduce the size of the plant and promote new growth from the point where the cut was made.  You can also trim or snap off leaves that have run their course.


Here’s another plus, this plant is not a big target for pests.  Scale, mealy bugs, and mites sometimes jump on, but they’re easily controlled by wiping the infested area with a soapy solution.  It can take several intermittent cleanings to rid the plant of the pests.


Here are a few warning signs that your Ficus Lyrata is getting the funk:

  • Leaf drop – If the lower leaves start to droop and then drop, it’s either :
    1. not getting enough light
    2. it’s getting too much water or
    3. (you guessed it), it’s not getting enough water

    Or…if you moved it from one light extreme to another, it could shed leaves.  The most likely issues (#’s 1, 2, and 3) are easily correctable.

  • Brown leaf margins – This is most likely from not enough light and under-watering.
  • Brown spots and mushy leaf spots – This might be from too much water or exposure to cold temperatures.

The best part about any of the above is that they’re easily corrected.  The key, however, is recognizing the signs early and making the adjustment before too much damage occurs.


It has been reported that the sap from a Ficus plant is poisonous to dogs, cats, and horses.  So, if you have a dog, cat, or horse, don’t let them ingest the sap.  It’s also been reported that the sap can cause allergic reactions for people too.  If you get sap on your skin, wash it off and wipe the area with rubbing alcohol; if it gets in your eyes, flush your eyes with clean water for 15 minutes.  If none of this helps, call a doctor.

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 11 × 60 in

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Bush Form, Standard Tree Form

215 reviews for Fiddle Leaf Fig

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  1. Diane Kennedy (verified owner)

    The plant’s leaves are mostly all black. It was packaged very well. Much larger than I expected. I don’t remember the above large picture as the one that I ordered from.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Hi Diane – I’m not sure I understand what you mean. If the leaves are turning black, it is not getting enough light or it is getting too much water. The leaves should be dark green. Could you please send us a photo of what it is doing? The lyrata is a high light plant and can fail quickly if it doesn’t get enough light or stays too wet.

  2. Dengunie (verified owner)

    I ordered the 3 foot tree and it didn’t last 3 months. I was so disappointed because I’ve wanted a fig tree for so long. I thought it would thrive but, I was wrong. Shortly after I received the plant the leaves started to turn yellow and they all fell off.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      We wish your would’ve reached out to us! The lyrata needs a bright, sunny window and a soil probe is a must have when ordering one of these. If it doesn’t get enough light and isn’t watered properly, it will fail quickly! I sent you some instructions and wish we had known you were having issues! Always reach out to us if you have questions or if something is going on with the plant! Always!!
      Thanks – Sue

  3. Mary S. (verified owner)

    Plant came damaged with multiple tears in leaves, yellow spots and crinkling of leaves at the edges. Apparently this was due to “travel”; however the damage seemed more extensive than just damage from travel… Was really hoping for a thriving addition to my plant family, but I will no longer be buying plants without seeing them first.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Hi Mary – we only expect minor damage from shipping. I’d be happy to take a look at the plant as there should not be any significant damage. I will email you personally in just a bit.

  4. Alan (verified owner)

    I ordered the bush form, you sent the tree form…. look at the price charged…how can I exchange?

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Hi Alan – so sorry! We goofed! I left you a voicemail and sent you an email too. Please let me know how you would like to proceed!
      Thanks – Sue

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