Ficus Lyrata or Fiddle Leaf Fig is a native to tropical parts of Africa where they thrive in very warm and wet conditions. It may be a bit difficult to create these steamy conditions for the home growers but they are relatively tough plants that can survive in a less than perfect environment.
Ficus Lyrata is a popular indoor plant with very large, heavily veined and glossy violin-shaped leaves that grow upright on a sleek trunk. Situate the plant in a floor-standing container to make a perfect focal point of the room and it will also allow the plant to grow at least 6 feet tall. This fast grower, gorgeous plant is toxic to cats and dogs.