Fiddle Leaf Fig Troubleshooting: Small Brown Spots on Mature Leaves

By |2021-01-20T16:19:03-08:00January 20th, 2021|Brown Spots, Problems|

When a fiddle leaf fig isn’t happy, the first place you’ll notice problems is the leaves! Those big beautiful leaves can give us clues about our fiddle’s well-being, so it’s important to get good at fiddle leaf fig leaf troubleshooting. And today, we’re going to talk about an issue that [...]

A Fiddle Leaf Fig Lover’s Guide to the Variegated Rubber Tree

By |2021-01-22T09:15:40-08:00January 8th, 2021|Variegated|

Around here, we’re huge fans of the variegated fiddle leaf fig, or ficus lyrata variegata. However, these trees are extremely rare, expensive, and difficult to care for. If you love the look of the variegated fiddle but have been unable to get your hands on one (or just aren’t confident [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Figs and Bambinos

By |2021-01-07T21:24:18-08:00January 7th, 2021|Varieties|

If you love the look of fiddle leaf figs but don’t want to take care of a giant tree, or if you want to add a little variety to your houseplant collection, a bambino fiddle leaf fig, or dwarf fiddle leaf fig, may be the perfect plant for you! These [...]

Another Fiddle Leaf Fig Victory: Fiddle Leaf Fig Troubleshooting

By |2020-12-28T22:27:04-08:00December 18th, 2020|Brown Spots, Plant Care|

Nothing makes us happier than a fiddle leaf fig success story! This amazing story comes from Angela, a member of the Fiddle Leaf Fig Facebook group and houseplant parent to three fiddle leaf figs! We've had Angela on the blog before, and she's been generous enough to share her journey, [...]

The Ultimate Guide to the Variegated Fiddle Leaf Fig

By |2020-12-28T22:38:45-08:00December 7th, 2020|Variegated, Varieties|

If you've been a fiddle leaf fig owner for a while and are ready to step up your game, you might be ready for a variegated fiddle leaf fig! These beauties look like regular fiddle leaf figs with those large, fiddle-shaped leaves we all know and love, but instead of [...]

Why is my Fiddle Leaf Fig Growing Leaves at the Bottom?

By |2020-12-28T22:49:05-08:00December 3rd, 2020|Plant Care|

Here's a question we see a lot in our Fiddle Leaf Fig Resource Facebook group:  "Why is my fiddle leaf fig growing leaves at the bottom of the trunk?" So we thought we'd answer in a blog post! We love to see growth on our fiddle leaf fig trees, but [...]

The 2020 Gift Guide for Fiddle Leaf Fig Lovers

By |2020-12-28T23:09:31-08:00November 10th, 2020|Plant Care|

It's that time of year when a lot of us are shopping for holiday gifts and wondering what on earth we should get for certain family members.  So what's on your favorite fiddle leaf fig lover's wish list this holiday season?  If you're not quite sure, don't worry! We've compiled [...]

The Complete Guide to Fiddle Leaf Fig Fruit

By |2020-12-28T23:15:58-08:00November 10th, 2020|Fruit, Plant Care|

Fiddle Leaf Fig Fruit Complete Guide As fiddle leaf fig owners, we're big fans of those beautiful, iconically fiddle-shaped leaves, but we often forget that ficus lyrata is also a variety of fig tree. So sometimes, our fiddles will actually bear fruit! Now, indoor trees (which is what most of [...]

Pruning and Shaping Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant

By |2020-12-28T23:37:39-08:00November 3rd, 2020|Plant Care, Pruning and Shaping|

Given proper care, plenty of sunshine, and enough soil to expand its root ball, your fiddle leaf fig will grow quickly. Healthy plants may grow several inches or even a few feet each year. They can get lopsided or too big for their location in a hurry. Pruning will keep [...]

The Ultimate Watering Guide

By |2020-12-28T23:46:07-08:00November 3rd, 2020|Fertilizer, Plant Care, Watering|

Watering your houseplants can be overwhelming. You've probably heard that fiddle leaf figs are hard to grow or finicky, which in large part is due to their specific watering requirements. If you water your plant too much (which is pretty common), you will kill it. If you don't water enough, [...]

Fiddle Leaf Fig Care: The 10 Commandments

By |2020-12-28T23:57:25-08:00November 3rd, 2020|Fertilizer, Light, Plant Care, Problems, Watering|

Caring for your fiddle leaf fig can be complex and overwhelming, especially if you are a first-time plant owner. Good fiddle leaf fig care makes your plant stronger and more resistant to disease. But poor care creates a downward spiral of sickness and problems. Luckily, there are 10 critical components [...]

Little Red or Brown Spots Plaguing New Growth on Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree? Here’s Why (and What to Do)

By |2020-12-29T00:09:17-08:00November 3rd, 2020|Plant Care, Problems, Red Spots|

The number-one indication of a healthy fiddle leaf fig is new growth. So when fresh young leaves appear from the top of your plant, you may feel ecstatic. But wait–what are those tiny red spots on the new growth of your fiddle leaf fig? Yes, this is my own plant! [...]

What to Do if Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Is Dropping Leaves

By |2020-12-29T00:18:39-08:00November 3rd, 2020|Drainage, Leaf Drop, Light, Plant Care, Problems|

One of the first and most common signs of trouble in a fiddle leaf fig tree is dropping leaves. Ficus plants, in general, are prone to leaf loss when they're stressed, but for the ficus lyrata (fiddle leaf fig), dropping leaves means the plant needs help quickly. Because fiddle leaf [...]

Fiddle Leaf Fig Propagation in 6 Easy Steps

By |2020-12-29T00:30:19-08:00November 2nd, 2020|Fertilizer, Plant Care, Propagation|

If you're a fiddle leaf fig aficionado trying to grow your herd, you may start to consider fiddle leaf fig propagation. Why would you want to propagate your plant? Easiest answer is, you can grow many plants from one original plant. This saves you money and allows you to clone [...]

How to Repot a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree (And Add a Decorative Container!)

By |2020-12-29T00:57:28-08:00November 2nd, 2020|Containers, Drainage, Plant Care|

If you are getting ready to repot a fiddle leaf fig tree, you may feel overwhelmed by the size of the root ball or the perceived delicate nature of the plant. A lot of people out there may tell you that repotting a fiddle leaf fig is complex or difficult, [...]

The Ultimate Photo Identification Guide to Fiddle Leaf Fig Brown Spots

By |2020-12-29T01:17:18-08:00November 1st, 2020|Ask the Doctor, Drainage, Leaf Drop, Plant Care, Problems, Soil|

One of the most common concerns that fiddle leaf fig owners face is brown spots on the beautiful leaves of their plant. The condition can be frustrating and confusing because it takes a bit of experience to determine what is causing the brown spots on your fiddle leaf fig. It's [...]

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