Bringing the Outdoors Indoors: Fiddleleaf Fig

Fiddleleaf fig is a beautiful tree that gets its common name comes from the violin-shape outline of its leathery, deep green leaves. It tolerates low light well, though it may lose its lower leaves in dim spots. If your fiddleleaf fig grows too tall, prune stems back to the desired height, or start a new plant by air layering elongated shoots.

Why We Love It: This is one of the classiest-looking indoor trees thanks to its big leaves and the shape it forms as it grows.

Name: Ficus lyrata

Growing Conditions: Medium to bright light; 65-75 degrees F.; allow the soil surface to dry between waterings

Size: To 15 feet tall and 5 feet wide