Ficus Lyrata

{ Fiddle-leaf fig; Banjo fig }

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About Fidel

Originally from western Africa, Fidel will help your space achieve a tropical look with his lyre-shaped leaves. Besides the aesthetic appeal of his glossy dark green leaves, Fidel makes for the perfect house plant as he is tough and can cope with less-than-perfect conditions.


Our Fidels come in two sizes:
Plant height: 80-90cm; Pot Width: 21cm
Plant height: 130-140cm; Pot Width: 34cm

Our smaller Fidel has one stem of growth and can grow up to 3m tall indoors. He shouldn't reach 1m before needing to be repotted up and you can prevent him from growing taller by pruning his top.

Our larger Fidel has three stems of growth meaning that he's fuller and – whisper it quietly – more visually impressive than his little brother...


Fidel thrives in tropical conditions: you can recreate these by placing him in bright, filtered light and misting him once in a while to increase the ambient humidity.


As much as Fidel likes humidity, he does not enjoy sitting in water as this could make him suffer from root rot.

Watering and feeding

The worst thing to do is over-water Fidel, so wait until the top inch of soil is dry before further watering. Fidel does not have a strong need for fertilizer, but feeding him with a diluted liquid fertiliser every month during growing season (Spring to Autumn) is preferred.

Health benefits

Fidel's broad leaves will help with air purification, elimination of dust and humidity control, thus helping you prevent health problems such as colds, sore throats and coughs.

Living with pets and children 

Fidel is toxic for cats and dogs if eaten, and he can have unpleasant consequences for humans if eaten too. 

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