Plant Care

3½ Ways to Grow a Taller Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

By |2019-03-21T12:04:17-07:00February 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 |2019-03-22T12:19:20-07:00February 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 |2019-03-22T12:24:12-07:00January 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 [...]

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

By |2019-03-22T12:34:49-07:00January 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 [...]

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

By |2019-03-22T12:53:58-07:00January 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.   [...]

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

By |2019-03-22T13:02:21-07:00January 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 |2019-03-22T13:04:29-07:00January 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 [...]

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

By |2019-03-22T13:06:37-07:00January 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. [...]

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 |2019-04-02T16:09:17-07:00January 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, [...]

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 |2019-04-02T16:11:44-07:00November 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 [...]

Top Fiddle Leaf Fig Care Tips from Guest Expert Alessandra Pham

By |2019-02-21T23:18:04-07:00November 10th, 2018|Drainage, Plant Care, Soil, Watering|

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 [...]

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

By |2019-02-21T23:25:19-07:00November 10th, 2018|Containers, Plant Care|

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 [...]

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

By |2019-02-21T23:24:26-07:00November 10th, 2018|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 [...]

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

By |2019-02-21T23:23:22-07:00October 25th, 2018|Humor, Jokes, Memes, Plant Care|

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 [...]

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