Plant Care

Pests Bugging Your Fiddle Leaf Fig? Pros and Cons of Releasing Ladybugs Indoors

By |2019-02-12T02:49:24+00:00October 7th, 2018|Fertilizer, Plant Care, Problems|

Not long ago, I realized my fiddle leaf fig trees were being antagonized by a pest. The bug was a common household insect that feeds on the green innards of plants’ leaves. What's worse, this particular pest is known to secrete honeydew, which attracts other pests like ants and mold. [...]

Where to Find the Best Basket for a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

By |2019-02-12T02:46:55+00:00October 7th, 2018|Containers, Plant Care, Soil|

We recently did a poll in our Fiddle Leaf Fig Facebook Group asking for your favorite accessories for your fiddle leaf fig plant. At the top of the list? Baskets! But where do you find a great basket for your plant? Here’s our guide for getting a great deal on [...]

Fiddle Leaf Fig Notching 101: When, Why, and How to Encourage Branching (With Before and After Pictures)

By |2019-02-12T02:52:25+00:00October 6th, 2018|Fertilizer, Plant Care, Problems, Pruning and Shaping|

If you own a celebrated Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, you've probably thought about what you can do to get it to grow new branches. Fiddle leaf fig notching is a fairly advanced strategy. Today, we'll break down what you need to know to get new growth right where you want it [...]

Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Food is Back in Stock! (Order Now)

By |2019-02-12T03:44:23+00:00October 4th, 2018|Fertilizer, Plant Care, Problems, Where to Buy|

We are happy to announce that Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Food is back in stock! We apologize for the delay. You can order on Amazon now! To learn more, sign up for our Fiddle Leaf Fig Care 101 Webinar, make sure you're subscribed to our newsletter, and get your Fiddle Leaf [...]

How to Strengthen and Thicken a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Trunk (Video)

By |2019-02-12T02:53:23+00:00October 1st, 2018|Plant Care, Pruning and Shaping|

Every fiddle leaf fig plant owner wants their ficus lyrata to grow into a tall, tree-shaped statement. Unfortunately, though, many indoor gardeners end up with a smallish, lopsided, unappealing version of the same. What can you do to strengthen your fiddle leaf fig tree trunk? One of the reasons weak fiddle [...]

Should You Put Coconut Oil on Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves? Pros and Cons of DIY Leaf Shine

By |2019-02-12T02:54:22+00:00September 28th, 2018|Cleaning, Plant Care|

Every fiddle leaf fig plant owner intuitively knows this is a long-term relationship. No one buys a young ficus lyrata expecting to turn it into a stately tree by week’s end. In fact, the more emotionally attached caregivers get to their new plant, the more information they consume, and the [...]

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

By |2019-02-12T03:45:12+00:00September 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 thinking [...]

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

By |2019-02-12T03:49:07+00:00September 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 know [...]

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

By |2019-02-12T03:49:33+00:00September 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 |2019-02-12T03:50:08+00:00August 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 |2019-02-12T03:51:40+00:00August 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 alternative [...]

Sick Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant? Take it Outside!

By |2019-02-12T03:55:36+00:00August 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 up [...]

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

By |2019-02-12T03:56:10+00:00August 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 the [...]

Aerating Your Soil for a Healthier Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant

By |2019-02-12T03:56:37+00:00July 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 risk [...]

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

By |2019-02-12T03:57:06+00:00July 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 proud. [...]

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

By |2019-02-12T04:03:34+00:00July 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 and [...]

Fiddle Leaf Fig Fertilizer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

By |2019-02-12T04:04:36+00:00July 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 fiddle [...]

How to Prune a Fiddle Leaf Fig (Video)

By |2019-02-12T04:16:08+00:00July 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 [...]

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