Care Level: Plays Hard to Get
Pet Friendly: Warning
Toxic to pets if ingested.
Origins: The Fiddle Leaf Fig is to Western Africa, from Cameroon west to Sierra Leone, where they grow in lowland tropical rainforest. The Split Leaf Philodendron grows natively in Central American rainforests, from Mexico to Panama.
Fun Facts: Tropical rainfore...
Tropical rainforests are the natural habitat of the Monstera (Split Leaf Philodendron). By developing holes in their leaves, the large Monstera leaves are better suited to withstand heavy rainfall and wind as they let the elements pass through the holes. The Fiddle Leaf Fig is one of the most posted plants on Instagram, and has come into fashion in a big way.