Fidel

£12.00 - £220.00

Fiddle-leaf fig

Ficus lyrata; Banjo fig

Why we love Fidel

A favourite with the very fashionable, Fidel’s broad, fiddle-shaped leaves make him a focal point of any room. Treat him well and you’ll have a real showstopper.

Most light conditions
Easy care
The patch promise

Don’t worry if he drops a leaf or two after delivery while adjusting to his new home. It’s totally normal. He may also drop a couple in winter.

Quick facts

Botanical name

Ficus lyrata

Nickname

Fiddle-leaf fig; Banjo fig

Plant type

Evergreen tree; indoor

Air purifying

Yes

Plant height (including pot)

30-40cm; 105-115cm; 130-140cm; 170-180cm

Pet/baby safe

Toxic if ingested

Nursery pot size

12cm; 21cm; 34cm; 34cm

About Fiddle-leaf figs

We don’t believe in plants being fashionable - they’re all classics - but the fiddle-leaf fig is definitely having ‘a moment’. Its huge, fiddle-shaped leaves (hence the name) and the fact it can grow over six-feet tall means it has maximum impact in any room.

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that it's originally from the rainforests of West Africa. You might be surprised to know that it frequently grows as an epiphyte, meaning it starts life in the branches of another tree. As it grows, it sends roots down to the ground, which wrap around the host and eventually strangle it. Quite fittingly dramatic for such a star plant.

As a houseplant, it likes a spot with a nice medium level of light, so not shady but not harsh direct sun. Those big leaves like humidity, so give it a good squirt with a mister every few days. It will also appreciate a feed with liquid fertiliser once per month in spring and summer.

Our large fiddle leaf fig has three tall, mature stems in the same pot, as pictured. We also have a tree version, the ultimate fiddle leaf fig.

Did you know?

In the wild, fiddle-leaf figs could grow as tall as 15 metres.

Need a pot? Fits great in: