plants

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; 80-90cm; 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 Fiddle-leaf figs are definitely having ‘a moment’. Their huge, fiddle-shaped leaves (hence the name) and the fact they can grow over six-feet tall mean they have maximum impact in any room.

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

Did you know?

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