The fiddle-leaf fig, also known as the banjo fig, (Ficus lyrata) is a popular but slightly demanding houseplant. It can grow as tall as 10 feet indoors and 50 feet outdoors.
The fiddle-leaf fig rarely flowers outside of its native area and the fruits of this plant are not edible. The figs of these trees do however look fairly similar to normal figs in size and shape. Fiddle-leaf figs have broad, dark, evergreen, glossy leaves. With its distinctive shape and large leaves the fiddle-leaf fig is beautiful, but it might be a bit tricky to grow.
This plant thrives on partial and partly direct sun, warmth, humidity, and loamy well-draining soil. If you keep this plant in your house, it’s a good idea to turn it around occasionally to make sure it grows evenly and to dust the leaves periodically with a damp cloth. You need to trim the leaves that have been damaged. This plant can be toxic to cats and dogs.