We love fiddle fig trees. They give rooms a great splash of life and add an architectural element.
Many of our favorite designers use them as standard fare...
If you're new to Ficus... the "Fiddle-leaf fig" is a good beginners Ficus. They are one of the easiest Ficus to grow. Their large leaves collect a lot of light... they can be placed in an area where you can't use a small leaved Ficus. For optimum growth place your plant in direct sunshine or bright filtered light... although they can live in less light. Check for water weekly allowing the soil to dry an inch or two down from the surface. Water thoroughly with tepid water. Don't allow your plant to sit in a saucer of water. Feed monthly while your plant is growing... bi-monthly when it's not.
For charlottesville locals, Ivy Nursery www.ivynursery.com regularly stock these and or can special order. Go get one (or two)!