Office Plant of the Week : Ficus Lyrata aka Fiddle Leaf Fig

The Ficus Lyrata also known as the Fiddle Leaf Fig tree. Yes it really does grow figs in it’s natural habitat like to the left. That one is big! Look at the leaves up close, you can see where the name fiddle leaf comes from. The leaves are shaped similar to the base of the fiddles. The leave are large and leathery and come together on a wooded stem.

Although all ficus trees are beautiful the fiddle leaf is one our favorites to use in office space and lobbies. With it’s very large leaves it make a wonderful statement in any  space. They are a mid-high light plant that is very happy next to the windows.  This is a plant that you do not want to prune too much as the leaves do grow slow. Which mean as long as they are not over-watered you can count on them to remain in the present form for quite some time. There is the bush form and the standard, like the one pictured below.

This is just another great plant to help clean the air in your offices.  If you are interested in finding out more about the Fiddle Leaf Fig, we are here to help you find out if it is the right match for your office.


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