How to Treat Scale on Fiddle Leaf Figs

By |2019-09-18T10:24:14-07:00September 18th, 2019|Insects, Plant Care|

How to Treat Scale on Fiddle Leaf Figs Most fiddle leaf fig owners are well aware of the more pervasive pests that can plague our precious fiddles, but there’s another insect that many plant parents overlook: scale. This isn’t a super common pest for fiddle leaf figs (not as [...]

What to Do if Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves Have Holes

By |2019-09-19T04:57:55-07:00September 8th, 2019|Plant Care, Problems|

When it comes to fiddle leaf figs, the first signs of problems will almost always show up in the leaves.  If your fiddle is unhappy, you might notice drooping leaves, brown spots, yellowing, strange speckles, or a whole host of other issues. But what if your leaves have holes?  [...]

Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaf Spots: Leaf Troubleshooting for Fiddle Leaf Figs

By |2019-09-06T10:41:11-07:00August 26th, 2019|Brown Spots, Plant Care|

When your fiddle isn’t happy, the first place you’ll notice issues is in the leaves.  Yellowing, drooping, puckering, brown spots, they all mean different things. Some of these are good signs and some are signs that something is really wrong.  But how do you know what your fiddle is [...]

Why Misting Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Might Be a Bad Idea (and when it’s okay to mist)

By |2019-09-08T12:14:11-07:00August 19th, 2019|Plant Care, Watering|

If you’ve been misting your fiddle leaf fig, listen up!  Misting is popular with fiddle leaf fig owners as a way to replicate humidity. After all, fiddles are rainforest plants and they LOVE humidity.  But is misting the best way to go about it? There’s lots of debate about [...]

When to Repot a Fiddle Leaf Fig…and When to NOT

By |2019-09-08T12:23:48-07:00August 18th, 2019|Containers, Plant Care, Soil|

To Repot or Not: Is It Worth the Root Shock to Your Fiddle Leaf Fig? One of the most common questions to plague fiddle leaf fig owners is when to repot a fiddle leaf fig and when to let your tree be.  The first rule of fiddle leaf fig [...]

How to Get Rid of Fungus in Fiddle Leaf Fig Soil

By |2019-09-08T12:09:00-07:00August 2nd, 2019|Plant Care, Problems, Soil|

How to Get Rid of Fungus in Fiddle Leaf Fig Soil Has this happened to you?  You go to water your fiddle and notice mushrooms growing in the potting. Or maybe you see white mold growing on top of your soil. Or you might see unexplained brown spots on [...]

Best Tips for Moving Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant

By |2019-09-08T12:16:13-07:00July 26th, 2019|Plant Care|

We all know fiddle leaf figs can be finicky and that they love consistency, which means they hate being moved! You also run the risk of damaging your tree in transport.  Maybe you’ve found a big, beautiful fiddle leaf fig at your local nursery. But how the heck do [...]

How to Revive a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree: A Before and After Story

By |2019-09-08T12:12:26-07:00July 17th, 2019|Plant Care, Problems|

Revive a Fiddle Leaf Fig Nothing is more inspiring for the owner of a fiddle leaf fig tree than a good before and after story!  These trees are known for being a bit fussy and developing problems that can reduce them to a leafless stick. Fiddle leaf figs come [...]

How to Prevent and Treat Bacterial Infections in Fiddle Leaf Figs

By |2019-09-08T12:56:31-07:00July 10th, 2019|Brown Spots, Plant Care, Problems, Root Rot|

One of the first signs of problems in fiddle leaf figs is brown spots, but brown spots can mean a lot of different things. They could indicate dryness or sun damage, insect infestation, or, in rare cases, a fungal or bacterial infection.  In previous articles, we’ve discussed fungal infections [...]

To Prune or Not to Prune: What to Do with Damaged Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves

By |2019-09-08T12:21:55-07:00July 10th, 2019|Plant Care, Pruning and Shaping|

When fiddle leaf figs (and many other plants) develop problems, the main place it shows up is the leaves.  Root rot, underwatering, sunburn, fungus, bacterial infections, insects, and lack of humidity can all damage the leaves and form brown spots, yellowing, or holes.  The trouble is, what do you [...]

When to Remove the Lower Leaves From Your Fiddle Leaf Fig (And When NOT To!)

By |2019-09-08T12:19:53-07:00June 27th, 2019|Plant Care, Pruning and Shaping|

What do you like best, the look of a tall, tree-shaped fiddle leaf fig, or a bushy one with many leaves covering the bottom? If you're like most ficus lyrata owners, you prefer a tree, and hope to someday grow your fiddle into that iconic trunk-and-canopy shape. See? You're [...]

Stop Fiddling! 5 Times When You Should Leave Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Alone

By |2019-07-03T07:47:13-07:00June 26th, 2019|Plant Care, Problems, Watering|

One of the best features of the fiddle leaf fig tree is the fact that you can individualize it. Based on your goals, you can purposely grow it upward or outward. You can pot it a vast variety of ways, experiment with its environment, propagate it into baby fiddles, [...]

New Leaf Troubleshooting for Fiddle Leaf Figs

By |2019-07-03T23:41:51-07:00June 26th, 2019|Plant Care, Problems, Red Spots|

New Growth Issues on Fiddle Leaf Figs New growth is a sign of a healthy fiddle leaf fig! If you notice new baby leaves on your fiddle leaf fig, you’re understandable ecstatic.  But, maybe you notice problems.  Maybe your baby leaf comes out covered in red dots, or dries [...]

The Seven Signs Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Needs More Light

By |2019-07-04T00:48:25-07:00June 22nd, 2019|Light, Plant Care|

The Seven Signs Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Needs More Light By far, the very best resource for fiddle leaf fig caregivers is the thriving Facebook group called the Fiddle Leaf Fig Resource Group. There, owners of this remarkable plant can post pictures and get instant advice from fellow fiddle [...]

How to Prevent and Treat Powdery Mildew on a Fiddle Leaf Fig

By |2019-07-04T01:01:58-07:00June 18th, 2019|Plant Care, Problems|

How to Prevent and Treat Powdery Mildew on Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Have you ever seen white, powdery, fluffy stuff growing on your fig leaves? Your mind might immediately jump to mold because it does look a lot like the fluffy mold you might get on bread or fruit [...]

How to Shape A Fiddle Leaf Fig Into A Tree

By |2019-06-29T00:28:08-07:00June 14th, 2019|Notching, Pruning and Shaping|

Lopsided, Lanky and Leaning, Oh My! Shape Your Mature Fiddle Into a Tree Do you have a mature fiddle leaf fig tree that is really tall? Maybe it is leaning heavily to one side and you are considering cutting it down a few feet. If your goal is to [...]

How and When to Water A Fiddle Leaf Fig: A Routine for Your Unique Plant

By |2019-07-04T01:53:36-07:00June 13th, 2019|Brown Spots, Plant Care, Problems, Watering|

The Perfect Watering Routine for Your Unique Fiddle Leaf Fig The most important thing you must learn as a fiddle leaf fig owner is how and when to water your plant. Watering your ficus lyrata should be the easiest part of caring for it. But one expert says you should [...]

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