Types of Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant
Fiddle Leaf Fig plants have proved to be popular with interior design enthusiasts who highly prize its broad, eye-catching glossy leaves and ability to withstand cooler indoor temperatures. The plant is native to West African lowland tropical rainforests, where it can grow up to 50 feet tall. It won’t grow anywhere near that height when grown indoors. Still, this plant commands a great deal of space in a living room and makes for an attractive focal point in any room.
Find out more about how each Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant differs below, as well as tips on where to position them, how to care for Fiddle Lead Figs and other useful facts.
The Fiddle Lea Fig plant can be found in far-flung destinations such as Cameroon and Sierra Leone, where it’s known to grow in excess of 30m tall.
When grown indoors in the UK however, this variety is unlikely to exceed 3m. The plants usually arrive as one stem with leaves branching off, you can ‘top’ the stem to encourage bushy growth, or let it soar upwards instead.
Ficus lyrata 'Bambino'
The smaller brother of the Fiddle Leaf Fig will only reach a height of 1 metre, making it an ideal choice for someone who doesn’t want the plant to become the focal point of the room.
This plant also differs by having a more branching nature, lending itself to a bushy shape, rather than a tree, and it also tends to have thicker leaves.