Ficus lyrata Fiddle Leaf Fig, Banjo Fig. A slow growing plant that may take up to 10-15 years to reach full maturity, but after 3 or 4 years of growth it starts to become ornamental house plant. These plants grow best in bright filtered light, but can tolerate some full sun, especially if placed in an north-facing window. This plant naturally wants to become large, and therefore needs both spacial height and room for roots to grow in a large container. Attractive semi-lobed oval shaped large shiny glossy leaves that grow up to 30cm long and 10cm or more wide. Leaves have prominent veins through the centre to the edge of the leaves. Filters the air for unwanted pollutants. Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees are particularly sensitive to environmental changes.