Plant Care

Our Root Rot Treatment is Available Now! (Try Now)

By |2019-03-19T09:36:55-07:00March 19th, 2019|Brown Spots, Leaf Drop, Plant Care, Problems, Root Rot|

Our Root Rot Treatment is finally available! We've been working for a long time to create a safe, gentle treatment to address both fungal and bacterial root rot. We'd like to invite you to participate in the trial if your plant has symptoms of root rot. To learn more, please [...]

How to Shop for a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree in Store or Online (And Choose a Healthy Plant)

By |2019-03-21T06:10:27-07:00March 12th, 2019|Plant Care, Videos|

Getting ready to shop for a fiddle leaf fig tree? Fiddle leaf figs can be expensive, so it's important to do your homework when choosing a new plant. How can you avoid buying a plant with problems and select the best plant available? There are a few things to [...]

A Fiddley Rescue: How to Revive a Dead Fiddle Leaf Fig

By |2019-03-21T11:54:53-07:00March 11th, 2019|Notching, Plant Care, Problems, Pruning and Shaping|

I get a lot of questions about whether you can revive a dying fiddle leaf fig. Plants can be extremely resilient with the proper care, so bringing a plant back from the edge is definitely possible!  I received this amazing story from a reader who rescued a fiddle leaf [...]

Advanced Fiddle Care: How to Create Custom Fiddle Leaf Fig Soil

By |2019-03-05T10:13:32-07:00March 5th, 2019|Fertilizer, Plant Care, Soil|

If you're new to fiddle leaf fig plants, you'll only need to know the most important, fundamental, and basic care instructions.  For example, with adequate light exposure and a good root aeration regimen, many ficus lyrata owners can get by with whatever basic cactus mix happens to be on sale [...]

3½ Ways to Grow A Taller Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

By |2019-02-21T22:59:03-07:00February 18th, 2019|Containers, Plant Care, Pruning and Shaping|

Oh, no! Last month I was delighted to find what I thought would be the perfect size fiddle leaf fig tree for my space. As you can see, though, the result was anticlimactic: As with most expectations, reality failed to live up to the glossy interior design magazines. Perhaps [...]

Fiddle Leaf Fig Care Tips from Contest Winner Alison Pelland

By |2019-02-21T23:07:10-07:00February 1st, 2019|Plant Care, Problems|

Meet our Before & After Fiddle Leaf Fig 2018 Photo Contest winner, Alison Pelland!  Alison is a professional. In fact, she is a commercial plant caretaker, and she has some great ideas for caring for your fiddle leaf fig. We wanted to share some of her tips!  I asked [...]

The Best Grow Lights for Your Fiddle Leaf Fig

By |2019-02-21T23:06:38-07:00January 25th, 2019|Plant Care, Pruning and Shaping|

Rule number one about your fiddle leaf fig: It loves light!  The more light, the better. In this case, more is more if you want to grow a big, healthy fig. (Just make sure to give it a rest at night!) If you live in a darker climate, if it’s [...]

Do Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees Go Dormant In Winter? Your Seasonal Fiddle Care Questions Answered

By |2019-02-21T23:04:52-07:00January 24th, 2019|Plant Care, Problems, Watering|

“Anyone else's houseplants going crazy?” Asked a frantic member of a local online community group. It was January, and she had expected her fiddle leaf fig to go dormant all winter. After a month of slowed growth, though, her tree had begun sprouting new leaves. A chorus of fellow confused [...]

How Fast Do Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees Grow? 
(With a Photo Timeline)

By |2019-02-21T23:03:00-07:00January 22nd, 2019|Plant Care, Problems, Pruning and Shaping|

Nurturing a ficus lyrata is like the ultimate adult houseplant version of “Choose Your Own Adventure.” You remember those interactive kids’ books, don’t you? At the end of each chapter, you, the reader, are presented with a choice. Each selection produces a wildly different outcome than its alternatives.   So [...]

Indoor Plant Book Review from Invincible Happy Houseplants: The Fiddle Leaf Fig Expert

By |2019-02-21T23:14:34-07:00January 16th, 2019|Book, Plant Care|

Thanks to Claire Akin’s guidance, parenting a Fiddle Leaf Fig plant becomes simple. Years of experience are packed into this easy-to-read book, and, as a result, I’m now a more confident plant owner. A must-have for any Fiddle Leaf Fig caretaker, to finally understand your plant and make it [...]

Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Resource Featured By Invincible Happy Houseplants

By |2019-02-21T23:14:13-07:00January 16th, 2019|Partnerships, Plant Care|

Here at the Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Resource we welcome partnerships and collaborations in the houseplant area. We are excited to collaborate with Boris Dadvisard at Invincible Happy Houseplants! Be sure to check out The Basics of Fiddle Leaf Fig Care which outlines all the best tips on how to [...]

Fiddle Leaf Fig Notching Tutorial Video (How to Get Your Plant to Grow New Branches)

By |2019-02-21T23:13:59-07:00January 16th, 2019|Notching, Plant Care, Videos|

If you've had a fiddle leaf fig tree for a while and it's grown taller, you may be wondering how to get it to grow new branches. You're in luck, as there is an easy way to get your plant to start new branches right where you want them. This [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Fiddle Leaf Fig Insect Problems (Video)

By |2019-02-21T23:13:39-07:00January 15th, 2019|Insects, Plant Care, Problems, Videos|

Have you seen small holes or other evidence of insects on your fiddle leaf fig? It's important to act quickly during a fiddle leaf fig insect infestation to save your plant and keep the insects from spreading to your other plants. Today, we're excited to share a new video all [...]

Four Things Killing Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree 
(Plus: How to Save Your Plant From Each Deadly Threat)

By |2019-02-21T23:13:20-07:00January 14th, 2019|Plant Care, Problems|

“Help! S.O.S! Mayday! 911! My fiddle leaf fig is dying, and I don't know what to do!” By far, this is the most common distress signal we hear from readers and community members here at fiddleleaffigplant.com.  Inevitably, the answer falls into one of four categories: Environment, a disease, pests, or [...]

How to Care for Your Fiddle Leaf Fig in the Winter (Video)

By |2019-02-21T23:19:20-07:00January 14th, 2019|Light, Plant Care, Problems, Videos, Watering|

Here at the Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Resource get asked a lot about how to care for fiddle leaf fig trees in the winter time. Fiddle leaf figs require you to adjust your care as the temperatures drop. Click to watch a video on caring for your fiddle leaf fig [...]

Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Resource Featured By Invincible Happy Houseplants

By |2019-02-05T13:29:59-07:00December 31st, 2018|Partnerships, Plant Care|

Here at the Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Resource we welcome partnerships and collaborations in the houseplant area. We are excited to collaborate with Boris Dadvisard at Invincible Happy Houseplants! Be sure to check out The Basics of Fiddle Leaf Fig Care which outlines all the best tips on how to [...]

How to Treat and Prevent Root Rot in Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees (Video)

By |2019-02-21T23:18:42-07:00November 24th, 2018|Drainage, Leaf Drop, Plant Care, Problems, Soil, Videos, Watering|

Perhaps the most common problem we see is root rot in fiddle leaf fig trees. Root rot is caused by too much water, not enough drainage, and made worse by lack of sunlight. In this exclusive video, Meg Miller describes how she identified and quickly treated root rot as the culprit [...]

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