The Fiddle Leaf Fig belongs to the Ficus family. It is native to western Africa, from Cameroon west to Sierra Leone.
The leaves on a Fiddle Leaf Fig can grow up to 50cm long.
Ficus plants contain latex, a milky sap that oozes out of the glossy leaves and woody stems if they are scratched or cut. The latex can be irritating to the eyes and skin, so handle the plant carefully and wash your hands thoroughly if you do touch any of the sap.