Plant Care

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 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 [...]

Will the Variegated Fiddle Leaf Fig Be the Next Big Houseplant?

By | 2018-09-15T17:56:04+00:00 May 27th, 2018|Plant Care, Where to Buy|

Fellow fiddle leaf fig lovers, I came across something online that I’m more excited about than Christmas morning. It’s a variegated fiddle leaf fig plant and there are only a handful of pictures of it out there on the internet. Here’s what it looks like! I've always been drawn [...]

Creating Perfect Drainage for a Fiddle Leaf Fig

By | 2018-09-15T17:57:06+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Containers, Drainage, Plant Care|

Creating a healthy drainage situation may be the most important investment you make in the health of your fiddle leaf fig. Your plant will suffer serious damage with poor drainage and no soil or fertilizer can correct problems caused by lack of drainage. It’s important to get your drainage [...]

Choosing the Best Soil for Your Fiddle Leaf Fig

By | 2018-09-15T17:58:10+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Fertilizer, Plant Care, Soil|

The soil you choose may be one of the most important decisions you make for the health of your fiddle leaf fig plant. Fast draining, well aerated soils are the best choices for a fiddle leaf fig, which prefers relatively dry soil to keep its roots moist but not [...]

Register Now for Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Care 101 (Webinar)

By | 2018-06-12T20:24:57+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Light, Plant Care, Problems, Propagation, Pruning and Shaping, Watering, Where to Buy|

Join us for an exclusive webinar to learn everything about taking care of your fiddle leaf fig plant! In this 30 minute presentation, we'll review care tips, tricks, and answer your questions. We'll discuss: The Benefits of Your Plant Fiddle Leaf Fig Care 101 The [...]

Pruning and Shaping Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant

By | 2018-09-15T18:54:42+00:00 May 1st, 2018|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 [...]

Fiddle Leaf Fig Care: The Ten Commandments

By | 2018-09-15T18:56:59+00:00 May 1st, 2018|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 ten [...]


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