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

By | 2018-11-10T10:05:33+00:00 November 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 [...]

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

By | 2018-11-04T15:10:11+00:00 October 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. [...]

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

By | 2018-11-04T15:08:06+00:00 October 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 [...]

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

By | 2018-10-04T08:41:51+00:00 October 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What’s Wrong With My Fiddle Leaf Fig? (Quiz)

By | 2018-09-15T17:29:20+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Ask the Doctor, Problems|

Is your fiddle leaf fig having problems, but you're not sure what's wrong? We've created an online interactive quiz designed to help identify and treat fiddle leaf fig problems. Please take the quiz to find out what’s wrong with your fiddle leaf fig and get custom recommendations today!   [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What Causes Brown Spots on Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves? (And How To Treat Them Quickly)

By | 2018-09-09T06:43:24+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Book, Fertilizer, Leaf Drop, Plant Care, Problems, Watering|

Brown spots on fiddle leaf fig leaves can be frustrating and confusing. It’s disheartening to see brown spots spoiling the beautiful large green leaves of your ficus lyrata. What’s worse, brown spots on fiddle leaf fig leaves can be difficult to treat if you don’t know what is causing them. [...]

Download Your Free Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Cheat Sheet (PDF)

By | 2018-09-15T19:03:43+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Fertilizer, Plant Care, Problems|

If you’re confused about exactly how to care for your fiddle leaf fig plant, you’ve come to the right place. Many fiddle leaf fig plant owners worry about their plants getting the proper sunlight, water, and fertilizer. It can be overwhelming to care for a new plant and if [...]

Three Ways to Clean Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves

By | 2018-09-15T19:11:25+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Cleaning, Plant Care, Problems|

If you’ve had your plant for less than a year, you may not have needed to clean your fiddle leaf fig yet. But after a year, your fiddle leaf fig is likely suffocating with dirt and dust. To keep it alive and well, you’ll need to clean the leaves to [...]

Six Ways to Tell if Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree is Healthy (… And What To Do If Your Plant is Sick)

By | 2018-09-15T19:15:57+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Fertilizer, Plant Care, Problems, Soil|

Brown spots. Dropping leaves. Slow growth. There are a few common ailments of your fiddle leaf figs tree that can sicken or kill your prize plant. The good news is that most of these problems are easily cured if you know what to look for. Here are six ways to [...]

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