Ficus Lyrata, or Fiddle Leaf Ficus (or Fig) has become one of the most popular houseplants and people are really excited to own one. One of the most common questions we get from our clients that we help with plant care is: Why does my FLF hate me? Well, first lets start by saying - mostly, they hate everyone. But the more that you can mimic their natural environment - the LESS they'll hate you. They love well-drained tropical and coastal areas with consistent temps and humid air.