General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 4-50 feet, or more
Plant Spread: 6-35 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Broadleaf
Fruit: Showy
Other: Globose 1.25 inch green, fleshy figs appear solitary or in pairs.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Shade Tree
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Pollinators: Wasps
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Dioecious

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Common names
  • Fiddle Leaf Fig
  • Lyrate-Leaf Fig
  • Fiddle-Leaf Fig

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Date: May 16, 2010 4:57 PM
Location: sumatera indonesia
Date: 2018-08-24
variegated
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2015-09-30
Fiddle leaf ficus
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04

Date: 2011-09-30 
Small plant from a cutting.

Date: Apr 4, 2011 6:21 PM
Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: 2022-09-09
Location: Encinitas
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Sumatera Indonesia
Date: 2017-12-09
Photo by drdawg

Date: Apr 6, 2011 4:05 PM
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-03
Photo by drdawg
Location: Boulder City, NV
Date: 6/13/2018
Rescued from Lowes
Location: Hampton, VA | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-15
Photo by drdawg
Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, Utah
Date: 2012-01-10
Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, Utah
Date: 2012-01-10
Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, Utah
Date: 2012-01-10
Photo by drdawg

Date: 2012-12-17

Date: 2012-12-17
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2016-01-13
At USF Botanical Gardens
Location: Maryland 
Date: 2021-08-19

Date: 2012-12-17

Date: 2012-12-17
Location: Clarksville, TN
Date: 2019-08-14
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Date: 2014-08-19
20 yr with me, grown strictly indoors

Date: 2014-02-21
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2016-01-13
At USF Botanical Gardens

Date: 2012-12-17
Location: Tellys Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-11-07
Location: Tellys Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-11-07
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2009-01-17
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2009-01-17
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2009-01-17
Photo by abthom
Location: Copenhagen Botanical Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Location: Tellys Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-11-07
Location: Tellys Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-11-07
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Comments:
  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 29, 2011 10:08 AM concerning plant:
    Ficus lyrata is a broadleaf evergreen tree native to the tropical region of western Africa. In its natural habitat Ficus lyrata can attain heights of 40 - 50 feet, with a spread of 30 feet and a trunk that grows several feet thick. The common name Fiddle-leaf fig comes from the leaves, which grow up to 15 inches long and 12 inches wide and have the appearance or shape of a fiddle. Fiddle-leaf Fig prefers full sun to partial shade and is drought tolerant once established.
Plant Events from our members
skylark On September 1, 2022 Transplanted
in JC bare-root transplant of 2008 pot (X merged 2 stems)
skylark On March 15, 2022 Maintenance performed
pruned tall branches, 1 left
lemonFresh On March 26, 2018 Obtained plant
anavalencia On September 29, 2018 Obtained plant
dnrevel On July 23, 2022 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Compared to my other plants, got bored with the one. Didn't want to fiddle with it (hah) compared to growing a real, fruiting fig that I am planting in its place.
dnrevel On October 17, 2021 Obtained plant
Bought at an end of season sale. There is new growth on the plant. Will repot it, bring it in for the winter, and will give it the sunniest spot I can find to overwinter, and will mist it.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Fiddle leaf newbie by Mwiltz May 16, 2017 8:09 PM 5
Is this really the cultivar 'Bambino'? by plantladylin Oct 16, 2021 5:51 PM 8

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