Ficus Lyrata


Ficus Lyrata is also known as ficus leaf fig.



Needs bright light

Leaf size

It has medium leaves.

Leaf color

Its leaves have only 1 color

Maximum height

Considered a tall plant. It can grow up to ~3m


This plant is toxic if ingested

Ficus Leaf Fig care

  • How much light does a Ficus Leaf Fig need?

    Fiddle leaf figs prefer lots of bright, filtered light. They love east-facing windows.

    For optimal fiddle leaf fig care, rotate your plant every few months when you notice it reaching for the light.

  • How to water a Ficus Leaf Fig?

    Water a Ficus Lyrata when the top 2" of the soil has dried out. Water well so that excess water drains out the drip holes in the bottom of the pot. Immediately empty excess water and do not allow a Ficus Alii to sit in water. New growth turns black and green leaves fall off from over -watering. Leaves become brown and crunchy, drop off, and may turn yellow when the plant needs water.

  • What's the ideal humidity for a Ficus Leaf Fig?

    Average room humidity (around 40-50%). In case you live in a dry zone, try to elevate your humidity by grouping plants, misting them or with a humidifier.

  • How to fertilize a Ficus Leaf Fig?

    Feed monthly with a well-balanced liquid fertilizer when the plant is actively growing. It's not necessary to feed a Ficus Leaf Fig during the winter and fall.

  • Ficus Leaf Fig tips

    • Mist the leaves to increase humidity.

    • Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth and gently dry to keep them clean and healthy.

Video tutorials of ficus care and tips

The videos might not be about exactly the same plant, but the same variety. In most cases, this not relevant because many of the varieties have the same requirements.

Video created by Summer Rayne Oakes about how to take care of a ficus
Video created by Betsy Begonia about how to take care of a ficus
Video created by PLANTERINA about how to take care of a ficus
Video created by Garden Answer about how to take care of a ficus