Ficus lyrata, commonly called the fiddle-leaf fig, is a perfect indoor specimen plant. The plant features very large, heavily veined, and violin-shaped leaves that grow upright on a tall plant. We almost always have Ficus lyrata in stock at our retail plant store in San Francisco.
Ficus lyrata require bright, filtered light. They can even tolerate some sun, especially if placed in an eastern-facing window. Plants that are kept too dark will fail to grow rapidly.
Keep moist, but don’t allow it to sit in water or it will drop leaves and suffer from root rot.