Big Fidel

Tall Ficus Lyrata

{ Fiddle-leaf fig; Banjo fig }


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About Big 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.


Plant height: 170-180cm; Pot width: 35cm

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

Pot size

Our Big Fidels look fabulous in this 48cm black curve-edged pots.


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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Free delivery over £60. We deliver to London (postcodes starting with N, NW, E, EC, SE, SW, W, or WC) and also Beckenham, Ilford, Kew, Kingston, Richmond and Surbiton.

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