Jungle & Loom

Ficus Lyrata


Ficus Lyrata or "Fiddle Leaf Fig" are listed under the Indoor Trees section of the Jungle & Loom Plant Care Card (although some are much smaller than trees when you buy them!).  There are two varieties of Ficus Lyrata, the bush variety and the standard variety.  

Ficus Lyrata prefers bright indirect light.  Water when the top 3-5 inches of soil are dry.  Keep in well draining soil and a pot with drainage.  In the winter keep this plant away from cold drafts or warm vents/radiators.  

Bush-variety Ficus have multiple plants per pot, and each plant will have leaves covering the entire stalk.  All 4" and 6" plants tend to be bush-variety because of their small size.  

Column-variety Ficus have one or two plants per pot, and tend to have leaves covering the entire stalk or nearly the entire stalk.  Column-variety Ficus stalks tend to have minimal branching.

Standard-variety Ficus have a single plant in the pot with a thick trunk.  Leaves will only be at the top and there will be significant branching.  This is the most similar to a mature tree you see outside.