Fiddle Leaf Figs: Ficus Lyrata

I love the large leaves of a Fiddle Leaf Fig or Ficus Lyrata. And other design-minded folks love them too! From Elle Decor to House Beautiful this large-scale houseplant and ornamental tree is very trendy right now and makes frequent appearances in the work of Los Angeles decorator Peter Dunham…

The fiddle-leaf fig has dark origins, according to Wikipedia: “It is a banyan fig (Ficus subgenus Urostigma) that commonly starts life as an epiphyte high in the crown of another tree — it then sends roots down to the ground which envelop the trunk of the host tree and slowly strangles it.”

CAUTION Parts of the Fiddle Leaf Fig – Ficus Lyrata – are toxic if ingested — be careful with children and pets!

Images: 1 & 5 : Grey Crawford/Elle Decor, 2: Wikipedia, 3, William Waldron/Elle Decor 4: Victoria Pearson House Beautiful

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