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Ficus Lyrata Benefits

by Plants for all Seasons 02 Apr 2022 0 Comments

Owning house plants is not just a great way to improve the look of your home, but it's also a fantastic way to look after your own physical and mental wellbeing. Being around plants of any type has a beneficial effect on stress levels, blood pressure and our ability to relax.

The Ficus Lyrata is a powerhouse when it comes to benefiting you and your environment. In this guide we will take you through all the benefits that your Ficus Lyrata (Fiddle Leaf Fig) can provide in your home.

Air Purifying

Many houseplants can help improve the air in your home, but the Ficus Lyrata is an air purifying house plant like no other. A NASA survey found that the Fiddle Leaf Fig can purify the air well enough that it has been considered for use in a space shuttle.

The broad leaves of this Ficus houseplant remove chemicals like formaldehyde, ammonia and benzene from the air more efficiently than most mechanical air purifiers. By removing these chemicals from the air, you will begin to feel less tired, have fewer headaches and have more energy, and as your plant grows the more efficient it gets - only improving your health further.


Being around house plants is great for your mental health and horticultural therapy has been proven to reduce stress, improve dementia symptoms and speeding up the recovery time for severe injuries. The act of looking after your plant can also relieve depression and anxiety.

Boosts Productivity and Cognitive Function

There is some evidence to suggest that owning houseplants can improve your ability to focus and concentrate. This also helps to improve memory and productivity and the Ficus Lyrata is one of the best options you could choose to improve this element of your life.

Great For Hayfever Sufferers

Fiddle Leaf Figs are a great houseplant for people with Hayfever as they do not typically produce flowers when grown as houseplants. This gives you the ability to enjoy the beauty of houseplants in the home without having to suffer from the symptoms of your allergy.

Doesn’t Need Too Much Water

If you find that house plants don’t usually fit into your daily routine and that you regularly forget to water then you don't need to worry about the Ficus Lyrata. The Fiddle Leaf Fig is a drought resistant houseplant that can withstand going without water for some time. You can allow the soil to go completely dry between waterings and still have a beautiful and well-growing plant.

Makes Your Environment Quieter

Whether it’s in a home study, the work office or just a space you like to keep quiet, the Ficus Lyrata is great at absorbing sound waves with its leaves, stems and branches. Because the Fiddle Leaf Fig is a tall houseplant that likes to branch out, meaning it can catch more sound waves than other species- bringing peace to any space that needs to be kept calm and quiet.

Improves sleep

During photosynthesis the large leaves of the Ficus Lyrata produce a large amount of oxygen. The amount of oxygen produced by this plant is enough to encourage the brain into a restful state that helps you fall into a deep restorative sleep. Improved sleep is related to better mental health and productivity.

Take a look at our full range of Ficus Lyrata and choose from a range of sizes to suit the space in your home.

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