Plant Care

What to Do if Your New Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves Are Smaller than Older Leaves

By |2019-07-05T02:11:56-07:00May 15th, 2019|Plant Care, Problems, Watering|

Fiddle leaf figs are beautiful plants, which is why they’re so popular!  So it’s really frustrating when something throws off the aesthetic we’re going for.  New fiddle leaf fig leaves grow from the top of the plant and should grow just as large or larger than the leaves below [...]

Where to Buy a Variegated Fiddle Leaf Fig

By |2019-07-05T02:39:46-07:00May 15th, 2019|Plant Care, Where to Buy|

Where to Buy a Variegated Fiddle Leaf Fig Variegated Fiddle Leaf Figs are making a HUGE splash in the houseplant world, and with good reason. These plants are absolutely stunning, with their white, yellow, and light and dark green patterned leaves. We get questions all the time about where [...]

How to Fix Fiddle Leaf Fig Stunted Growth

By |2019-07-17T16:34:25-07:00May 13th, 2019|Fertilizer, Plant Care, Problems|

How to Fix Fiddle Leaf Fig Stunted Growth It happens to every fiddle leaf fig parent at some point: Why has your fiddle leaf fig stopped growing?  Either you’ve had your fiddle leaf fig for a while and it hasn’t grown, or it did grow at one point, but [...]

Fiddle Leaf Fig Care for Beginners: The First Month

By |2019-07-05T03:46:01-07:00May 8th, 2019|Plant Care|

So you went to Home Depot or another local store and bought your first fiddle leaf fig. Congratulations! They’re wonderful plants that can be a beautiful and fulfilling addition to your home. But now what? You want your plant to be healthy and strong, so how do you take care [...]

Fertilizer for your Fiddle Leaf Fig: How to Make Sure Your Plant Gets the Perfect Amount

By |2019-07-05T03:56:34-07:00April 24th, 2019|Containers, Drainage, Fertilizer, Plant Care, Where to Buy|

How to Make Sure Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Gets the Perfect Amount of Fertilizer By now, you probably know that too much fertilizer is dangerous for plants, including fiddle leaf figs. Quick summary: Too much fertilizer can lead to chemical burns and dehydration. No good!  So how do you [...]

Hard Water Spots On Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves: 3 Simple Steps for Removing White Residue

By |2019-07-05T06:13:23-07:00April 10th, 2019|Cleaning, Plant Care, Problems|

The fiddle leaf fig tree is known primarily for its big, beautiful leaves. So when those leaves are dull, dusty, or covered in chalky white residue, the plant really loses a lot of its personality.  One of the most common reasons the ficus lyrata plants lose their shine is [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Root Rot in Fiddle Leaf Figs

By |2019-07-08T23:24:16-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Leaf Drop, Plant Care, Problems, Root Rot, Soil|

The most common cause of disease and death in fiddle leaf fig plants is root rot. It’s the reason that fiddle leaf figs get brown spots and drop their leaves, and it can kill your plant in a matter of days or weeks. Your gorgeous plant or tree can [...]

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

By |2019-07-08T23:00:05-07:00March 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, [...]

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

By |2019-07-09T00:25:16-07:00March 12th, 2019|Plant Care, Videos|

Today we're talking about how to identify the best fiddle leaf fig plant when you're at the local garden center or home improvement store. The choices can be overwhelming. There's often a variety of sizes, shapes, and conditions to choose from. Choose the Healthiest Fiddle Leaf Fig in 5 [...]

How to Separate Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees

By |2019-07-18T16:24:31-07:00March 12th, 2019|Plant Care, Pruning and Shaping|

Wondering how to separate two fiddle leaf fig trees? Watch this video from Meg Miller. She shows you how to separate the trunks of a fiddle leaf fig bush to eventually shape it into a single stalk tree. The Guide to Separating Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Trunks Most fiddle-leaf [...]

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

By |2019-07-09T01:10:55-07:00March 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 fig [...]

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

By |2019-07-09T04:42:30-07:00March 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 |2019-07-09T04:48:35-07:00February 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 you [...]

Fiddle Leaf Fig Care Tips from Contest Winner Alison Pelland

By |2019-07-09T05:38:43-07:00February 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 Alison [...]

The Best Grow Lights for Your Fiddle Leaf Fig

By |2019-07-09T22:06:17-07:00January 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 |2019-07-09T22:22:04-07:00January 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 |2019-07-09T23:19:01-07:00January 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 |2019-07-09T23:37:03-07:00January 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 [...]

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