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Pests Bugging Your Fiddle Leaf Fig? Pros and Cons of Releasing Ladybugs Indoors

Pests Bugging Your Fiddle Leaf Fig? Pros and Cons of Releasing Ladybugs Indoors

Not long ago, I realized my fiddle leaf fig trees were being antagonized by a pest. The bug was a common household insect that feeds on the green innards of plants’ leaves. What’s worse, this particular pest is known to secrete honeydew, which attracts other fiddle leaf fig pests like ants and mold. I knew …

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Pinching and Notching 101 for Fiddle Leaf Fig

Fiddle Leaf Fig Notching 101: When, Why, and How to Encourage Branching (With Before and After Pictures)

If you own a celebrated fiddle leaf fig tree, you’ve probably thought about what you can do to get it to grow new branches. Fiddle leaf fig notching is a fairly advanced strategy. Today, we’ll break down what you need to know to get new growth right where you want it with notching and pinching. …

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Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Food

Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Food is Back in Stock! (Order Now)

We are happy to announce that Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Food is back in stock! We apologize for the delay. You can order on Amazon now! To learn more, sign up for our Fiddle Leaf Fig Care 101 Webinar, make sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter, and get your Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Food here. …

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(EXCLUSIVE) How to Strengthen and Thicken a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Trunk: VIDEO Claire Akin

How to Strengthen and Thicken a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Trunk (Video)

Every fiddle leaf fig plant owner wants their ficus lyrata to grow into a tall, tree-shaped statement. Unfortunately, though, many indoor gardeners end up with a smallish, lopsided, unappealing version of the same. What can you do to strengthen your fiddle leaf fig tree trunk? One of the reasons weak fiddle leaf fig tree trunks happen …

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Should I Put Coconut Oil on My Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Leaves

Should You Put Coconut Oil on Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves? Pros and Cons of DIY Leaf Shine

Every fiddle leaf fig plant owner intuitively knows this is a long-term relationship. No one buys a young ficus lyrata expecting to turn it into a stately tree by week’s end. In fact, the more emotionally attached caregivers get to their new plant, the more information they consume, and the more tempting it is to …

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creative places to put a fiddle leaf fig plant

Beyond the Predictable: 5 Creative Places to Put a Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant

Confession: there’s nothing more beautiful to me than a mid-century modern sofa with a tall, mature fiddle leaf fig (in a basket, please) nearby. In fact, if I’m not careful, I’ll put a beautiful ficus lyrata at the arm of every settee in the house. The tendency got me thinking – aren’t there other, more …

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Mealy Bugs on Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Surprisingly Invisible Places to Look for Mealybugs on a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree (With Photos)

No one loves my fiddle leaf fig trees more than I do. Except maybe mealybugs. The first time I spotted one, I had no idea what I was looking at. Have you seen mealybugs on a fiddle leaf fig tree? I had never seen mealybugs on a fiddle leaf fig tree before, and since I …

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What Designers Mean by White Space Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Resource

What Designers Mean by “White Space” (And How the Fiddle Leaf Fig Perfectly Exemplifies This Interior Decorating Trick)

If you were to hazard a guess, why would you say the fiddle leaf fig tree has suddenly exploded in popularity? What is it about this particular plant that has the interior design and decorating world going nuts? Sure, when cared for properly, it grows quickly. And yes, that’s gratifying. But so do timeless standards …

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The Best Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Food Available in Canada (Buy Now)

At The Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Resource, we have a wonderful group of Canadian followers! We are often asked about shipping the original Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Food to Canada. Unfortunately, current regulations do not allow us to export to our friends up north. However, we’ve identified a great alternative plant food that will work …

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The Fiddle Leaf Fig Expert Book

Just Released: The Fiddle Leaf Fig Expert is Available Now! (Buy Now)

We are thrilled to announce that our book, The Fiddle Leaf Fig Expert, is finally available on Amazon now in full-color paperback or on Kindle! The Fiddle Leaf Fig Expert is an easy-to-understand guide for growing healthy and happy ficus lyrata plants. The book includes actionable information to improve the health of your plant including: …

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How to Keep Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Healthy, Green, and Gorgeous

Fiddle leaf figs are popular because they provide such eye-catching beauty in a home or office. The lush, verdant leaves make a striking impact. But if things go south and the leaves start to drop or get brown spots, your fiddle leaf fig may make you more frustrated than proud. Here are the keys for …

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Andy Burde, HousePlantShop.com

Expert Tips on How to Care for a Fiddle Leaf Fig (Guest Andy Burde)

This week, Andy Burde from HousePlantShop.com joins us to share his expert insights on how to care for a fiddle leaf fig! Andy and his team run one of the top online houseplant shops and care for numerous varieties of plants. He especially loves his fiddle leaf fig plants and is happy to share his …

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