Problems

Fiddle Rehab: How to Treat Major Fiddle Leaf Fig Problems

By |2020-03-29T12:41:09-07:00December 19th, 2019|Insects, Plant Care, Problems, Root Rot|

We fiddle leaf fig owners try to do right by our fiddles, but sometimes we don’t get it quite right. Or something happens beyond our control that throws our poor trees into crisis mode!  What should you do when this happens? How do you help your tree bounce back [...]

How to Buy a Plant Online and What to Do When It Arrives

By |2019-12-19T10:30:23-08:00December 19th, 2019|Plant Care, Problems, Where to Buy|

How to Buy a Plant Online and What to Do When It Arrives Buying a plant online does not have to be scary! Click to watch the video and read below for the top 10 tips on how to buy a plant online and what to do when it [...]

Fiddle Leaf Fig Care: The 10 Commandments

By |2020-02-15T13:39:29-08:00December 9th, 2019|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 10 critical components [...]

How to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats on Fiddle Leaf Fig Plants

By |2020-03-30T19:11:54-07:00November 18th, 2019|Insects, Plant Care, Problems|

Keeping pests away from your fiddle leaf fig might feel like an endless battle.  All houseplants are potential breeding grounds for insects, and fiddles are susceptible to pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and scale.  Another insect you might notice bugging your fiddle leaf fig is the fungus gnat.  These [...]

What to Do if Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves Have Holes

By |2019-10-10T04:36:51-07:00September 8th, 2019|Plant Care, Problems|

When it comes to fiddle leaf figs, the first signs of problems will almost always show up in the leaves.  If your fiddle is unhappy, you might notice drooping leaves, brown spots, yellowing, strange speckles, or a whole host of other issues. But what if your leaves have holes?  Lots [...]

How to Get Rid of Fungus in Fiddle Leaf Fig Soil

By |2020-04-05T15:37:45-07:00August 2nd, 2019|Plant Care, Problems, Soil|

Has this happened to you?  You go to water your fiddle and notice mushrooms growing in the potting. Or maybe you see white mold growing on top of your soil. Or you might see unexplained brown spots on your leaves. What gives? These are all signs of fungus growing [...]

How to Revive a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree: A Before and After Story

By |2019-12-26T04:17:20-08:00July 17th, 2019|Plant Care, Problems|

Revive a Fiddle Leaf Fig Nothing is more inspiring for the owner of a fiddle leaf fig tree than a good before and after story!  These trees are known for being a bit fussy and developing problems that can reduce them to a leafless stick. Fiddle leaf figs come [...]

How to Prevent and Treat Bacterial Infections in Fiddle Leaf Figs

By |2020-03-30T10:37:54-07:00July 10th, 2019|Brown Spots, Plant Care, Problems, Root Rot|

One of the first signs of problems in fiddle leaf figs is brown spots, but brown spots can mean a lot of different things. They could indicate dryness or sun damage, insect infestation, or, in rare cases, a fungal or bacterial infection.  In previous articles, we’ve discussed fungal infections [...]

Stop Fiddling! 5 Times When You Should Leave Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Alone

By |2019-10-03T13:36:16-07:00June 26th, 2019|Plant Care, Problems, Watering|

One of the best features of the fiddle leaf fig tree is the fact that you can individualize it. Based on your goals, you can purposely grow it upward or outward. You can pot it a vast variety of ways, experiment with its environment, propagate it into baby fiddles, [...]

New Leaf Troubleshooting for Fiddle Leaf Figs

By |2020-04-05T14:22:30-07:00June 26th, 2019|Plant Care, Problems, Red Spots|

New Growth Issues on Fiddle Leaf Figs New growth is a sign of a healthy fiddle leaf fig! If you notice new baby leaves on your fiddle leaf fig, you’re understandably ecstatic.  But maybe you notice problems.  Maybe your baby leaf comes out covered in red dots, or dries [...]

How to Prevent and Treat Powdery Mildew on a Fiddle Leaf Fig

By |2020-03-30T13:06:29-07:00June 18th, 2019|Plant Care, Problems|

How to Prevent and Treat Powdery Mildew on Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Have you ever seen white, powdery, fluffy stuff growing on your fig leaves? Your mind might immediately jump to mold because it does look a lot like the fluffy mold you might get on bread or fruit [...]

How and When to Water A Fiddle Leaf Fig: A Routine for Your Unique Plant

By |2020-04-06T06:38:43-07:00June 13th, 2019|Brown Spots, Plant Care, Problems, Watering|

The Perfect Watering Routine for Your Unique Fiddle Leaf Fig The most important thing you must learn as a fiddle leaf fig owner is how and when to water your plant. Watering your ficus lyrata should be the easiest part of caring for it. But one expert says you should [...]

How to Fix Yellow Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves

By |2020-03-30T12:39:31-07:00June 11th, 2019|Plant Care, Problems|

How to Fix Yellow Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves One of the most common issues I see with fiddle leaf figs is yellowing leaves.  After all, fiddle leaf figs are famous for their large, beautiful green leaves, so yellowing leaves can really throw off your aesthetic.  So what do yellow [...]

Drooping Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves: 5 Causes and How to Diagnose

By |2019-10-03T14:02:26-07:00June 10th, 2019|Leaf Drop, Plant Care, Problems|

The 5 Causes of Drooping Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves Is the foliage on your fiddle leaf fig starting to droop? Often, caregivers of the ficus lyrata don't know the difference between normal and abnormal leaf droopage. Here, we will look at the five most common causes of drooping fiddle [...]

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

By |2019-12-24T04:03:39-08:00May 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 [...]

How to Fix Fiddle Leaf Fig Stunted Growth

By |2019-12-24T03:32:09-08:00May 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 |2020-04-03T10:50:12-07:00April 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 plant loses its shine is [...]

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

By |2020-03-26T08:09:28-07:00March 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 [...]