Plant Care

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

By | 2018-09-19T13:27:40+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Light, Plant Care|

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 [...]

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

By | 2018-09-13T09:03:44+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Plant Care, Problems|

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. Since I didn't know what the bugger was, I didn't know it had a familial colony nearby. I didn't [...]

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

By | 2018-09-13T09:05:32+00:00 September 11th, 2018|History, Partnerships, Plant Care|

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. [...]

How Dry is Too Dry? When to Water Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

By | 2018-09-13T09:06:59+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Drainage, Plant Care, Watering|

Did you know that the #1 cause of sick fiddle leaf fig plants is overwatering? It’s so tempting to water our plants more often than they need in an effort to care for them. I used to overwater all of my houseplants when I was younger because I cared about [...]

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

By | 2018-09-13T09:09:13+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Fertilizer, Plant Care, Where to Buy|

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 [...]

Sick Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant? Take it Outside!

By | 2018-09-13T09:10:10+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Drainage, Fertilizer, Leaf Drop, Light, Plant Care, Problems|

Do you have a sick fiddle leaf fig? Sometimes, fiddle leaf fig plants get stuck in a rut and it’s tough to break them out. Brown spots, dropping leaves, and lack of growth can be frustrating and challenging to overcome. If you have a plant you’re ready to give [...]

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

By | 2018-09-15T17:32:46+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Bonding, Cleaning, Containers, Drainage, Fertilizer, History, Plant Care, Problems, Propagation, Pruning and Shaping, Soil, Watering, Where to Buy|

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 [...]

Aerating Your Soil for a Healthier Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant

By | 2018-09-15T17:33:32+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Plant Care, Soil|

Unless you are an experienced houseplant owner, you probably have never considered aerating the soil for your fiddle leaf fig. But this simple and easy trick can have a big impact on the health of your plant. Soil aeration allows more air to circulate within your pot, decreasing the [...]

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

By | 2018-09-15T17:34:21+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Drainage, Fertilizer, Plant Care, Soil, Watering|

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 [...]

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

By | 2018-09-15T17:35:37+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Partnerships, Plant Care, Where to Buy|

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 [...]

Fiddle Leaf Fig Fertilizer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

By | 2018-09-15T17:37:29+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Fertilizer, Plant Care|

At the Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Resource Center, we get a lot of questions about fiddle leaf fig fertilizer. Our readers want to know what the best formula is, how to use it, and what they can do to support strong growth in their plants. We put together some [...]

How to Prune a Fiddle Leaf Fig (Video)

By | 2018-09-15T17:41:03+00:00 July 7th, 2018|Plant Care, Pruning and Shaping, Videos|

Pruning a fiddle leaf fig is an important part of keeping your plant healthy and looking its best. In this video, we'll discuss how to prune a fiddle leaf fig, the tools to use, and what to look out for to keep your plant safe. After you prune your plant, don't [...]

The Ultimate Photo Identification Guide to Fiddle Leaf Fig Brown Spots

By | 2018-09-15T17:41:54+00:00 July 7th, 2018|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. [...]

What to Do if Your Fiddle Leaf Fig is Dropping Leaves

By | 2018-09-15T17:45:36+00:00 July 1st, 2018|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 ficus lyrata (fiddle leaf fig), dropping leaves means the plant needs help quickly. Because fiddle leaf fig [...]

Diagnosing and Treating Root Rot in Fiddle Leaf Fig Plants

By | 2018-09-15T17:46:16+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Drainage, Plant Care, Problems, Watering|

The most common problem you’ll see on the discussion board of this site and in our Facebook group is root in fiddle leaf figs. It typically starts as brown spots on the leaves that begin spreading, before the leaves drop. Root rot is a serious problem in fiddle leaf [...]

The Ultimate Fiddle Leaf Fig Starter Kit (Buy Now)

By | 2018-09-15T17:53:49+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Fertilizer, Plant Care, Soil, Where to Buy|

Are you ready to take the plunge and get started with a fiddle leaf fig plant in your home? We've put together a fiddle leaf fig starter kit with everything you need to get up and running. The kit includes Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Food, pruning shears, soil, a watering [...]

The Ultimate Fiddle Leaf Fig Propagation Success Story (With Photos)

By | 2018-09-15T17:49:39+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Fertilizer, Plant Care, Propagation|

Jackye Carroll of Pass Christian, Mississippi has loved fiddle leaf fig plants for most of her life. She was one of the first people to embrace a fiddle leaf fig tree when she bought her original plant for her first apartment in 1970. She adored it for 35 years, [...]

Ikea’s Incredible New Video Proves Words Can Hurt Plants (Watch Now)

By | 2018-09-15T17:51:41+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Bonding, Plant Care|

If you have watched my Fiddle Leaf Fig Care 101 webinar, you know that I believe that thoughts and negative energy can affect the health of your plants. This phenomenon has been proven in research documented in The Intention Experiment and other publications. But Ikea's new anti-bullying video shows [...]

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