The Musical Maestro of the Plant World

Meet the Ficus Lyrata, a plant that's as melodious as its name suggests. Also known as the Banjo Fig, Fiddle Leaf Fig, or Lyre-leaf Figtree, this plant is a symphony of emerald green leaves and striking design features that will make your indoor garden sing.

Ficus lyrata

Partial Shade

Specific light requirements are not available.

Moderate Water Needs

Needs regular watering (multiple times a week), but can manage occasional variations.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Acidic Soil Requirement

Prefers acidic soil conditions, may require soil amendments to maintain pH.

Significant Human Health Risks

This plant is toxic and may cause severe health issues.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Ficus lyrata

The Ficus Lyrata stands tall at a majestic 7 to 10 feet in height, with a width spanning 3 to 5 feet. Its leaves are a striking emerald color, shaped like a violin or lyre, hence its musical nicknames. While it does produce flowers, their colors remain a mystery, adding to the plant's enigmatic charm.

Did you know that the Ficus Lyrata is a native of western Africa, where it grows in the wild in lowland tropical rainforest?

Also known as

Banjo fig
Fiddle Leaf Ficus
Fiddle leaf fig
Fiddle-leaf fig
Fiddleleaf fig
Lyrate-leaf fig
Lyre-leaf figtree

Our design recommendations

The Ficus Lyrata is a true center of attention in any room. Its large, glossy leaves and impressive size make it a perfect choice for interior plantscaping. Whether you place it in a vessel or let it stand alone in a courtyard, it's sure to steal the show. The Ficus Lyrata thrives in vessels and as an interior plant, making it perfect for indoor gardens, living rooms, or courtyards. It prefers bright, indirect light and well-drained soil.