Problems

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

By |2019-05-15T21:20:14-07:00May 15th, 2019|Plant Care, Problems, Watering|

What to Do if Your New Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves are Smaller than Older Leaves 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 [...]

How to Fix Fiddle Leaf Fig Stunted Growth

By |2019-05-13T16:06:55-07:00May 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 [...]

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

By |2019-04-11T13:50:02-07:00April 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 |2019-05-20T17:17:04-07:00March 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 |2019-04-02T16:03:09-07:00March 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, [...]

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

By |2019-03-21T11:54:53-07:00March 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 [...]

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 [...]

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.   [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

By |2019-02-12T02:49:24-07:00October 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. [...]

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

By |2019-05-09T13:14:08-07:00October 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 |2019-02-21T23:57:35-07:00October 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 [...]

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

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

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