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Top Fiddle Leaf Fig Care Tips from Guest Expert Alessandra Pham

Our Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Resource Group on Facebook is growing every week. Our members are full of fiddle leaf fig care tips and tricks. One expert that shares her insights is member Alessandra Pham. She was kind enough to put together a list of her fiddle leaf fig care tips for us to share!

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Deck the Halls (And Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree!) This Christmas Season

This Christmas season, what if, instead of having a traditional Christmas Tree, you decorate your fiddle leaf fig tree for Christmas? Chances are good that if you appreciate the aesthetic of a stylish Fiddle Leaf Fig tree, then you also enjoy other home decor trends. During Christmas, you can combine them! I meld my love

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Here at the Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Resource Center, we love a good laugh! We recently have seen some fantastic fiddle leaf fig memes that made us chuckle.

Fiddle Leaf Fig Meme Contest: Upload Yours & Vote for Your Favorite!

Here at the Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Resource Center, we love a good laugh! We recently have seen some fantastic fiddle leaf fig memes that made us chuckle. We encourage our readers and members of the Fiddle Leaf Fig Resource Group on Facebook to share funny plant themed jokes and memes for a chance to win

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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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(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 Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves? Pros and Cons of DIY Leaf Shine

Coconut oil fiddle leaf fig leaves a good mix? Learn more about what to put on your fiddle leaf fig leaves to make them shiny. 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

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

Interesting 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

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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. 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. We

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