Lyrata Standard Tree in a well lit corner room
Lyrata Bush Planted in a nice pot in a well lit areaLyrata Standard Tree in a well lit corner roomLyrata Standard in a nice office settingFicus-Lyrata-B0711THJCFSuzanne Kyker with "Figgie"Another Fiddle Leaf Fig out making friends.  Shown here at Clayton Gray Home in Tampa, Florida.

Ficus Lyrata

4.93 out of 5 based on 15 customer ratings
(15 customer reviews)

$49.00$159.00

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 as a bush.

It is shown here, to the left, in the standard tree form in a 14″ growpot.  Please do NOT purchase this plant unless you have a really bright spot for it.

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The Ficus Lyrata 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 Fiddle Leaf Fig:

Watering – 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.

Light – 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.

Nutrition – 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.

Cleaning – 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.

Pruning – 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.

Bugs – 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.

Trouble – 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.

Warning – 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.

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Size

2.5-3.5′ (in 10" growpot), 3-4′ (in 12" growpot), 4-5′ (in 14" growpot), 4.5-5.5′ (in 14" growpot)

Form

Bush Form, Standard Tree Form

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  1. 5 out of 5

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    I just received my Ficus Lyrata and it is nicer than I could have imagined. The quality of the plant and its size, I couldn’t believe I ordered this online. I have been to plant nurseries and haven’t seen plants of this quality.

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  2. 5 out of 5

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    This fiddle-leaf fig is the perfect addition to an empty corner of my bedroom.

  3. 5 out of 5

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    Came in great shape from cross country. It’s exactly what I expected . I look forward for years of enjoyment

  4. 5 out of 5

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    Beautiful and healthy plant! Many thanks!

  5. 5 out of 5

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    Beautiful. vibrant and healthy. Definitely pleased with my purchase.

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    My plants are beautiful and healthy!

  7. 4 out of 5

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    Plant unboxed well and is great! A few dead leaves but it’s transitioning well and is close to what I expected. Thanks!

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  10. 5 out of 5

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    Due to our Connecticut location, we appreciate how conscientious Plantz was about temperatures in the Northeast and how it would affect our plant. They monitored weather temperatures and shipped during the appropriate temperature window. Plant arrived in great condition. It arrived as depicted, large, single stem with 2 off branches. It tends to tilt to one side , not completely straight, yet perhaps will change when rotated. Water Instructions are very helpful and spot on, so make sure you read instructions included in package label. So far our new plant is happy and acclimating nicely. Thank you Plantz, looking forward to purchasing another fabulous plant.

  11. 5 out of 5

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    I am in love with my Ficus! The most beautiful plant ever! Great customer service and I will definitely order again!

  12. 5 out of 5

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    So beautiful and fresh green ! Looks amazing in my living room thank you so much

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  14. 5 out of 5

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    My Ficus Lyrata house plant is absolutely gorgeous! It arrived to my home in gorgeous condition.The packaging used to ship my plant, provided a safe and secure environment during shipping. They even provide a video through e-mail, prior to shipping that provides a step by step guide to help with the unboxing and set-up. I’m so extremely pleased with my new house plant. It has made a wonderful addition to my home. Thanks for sending me a peice of sunshine from my home state of Florida!! I highly recommend this company for anyone who wants top quality houseplants for their home or office to enjoy for years to come!! -Thanks Again Plantz

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