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There are four main reasons why your fiddle leaf fig is leaning. This is due to improper watering, insufficient light, nutrient deficiency, or inadequate airflow.

4 Reasons Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Is Leaning | How to Fix

Fiddle leaf figs are beautiful trees that can grow very large, very quickly. Indoors, these trees can reach 10 feet tall or even more with adequate light and space. However, if something is off with their environment or care, fiddles can lean or grow crookedly rather than growing straight up. This can put stress on …

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Fiddle Leaf Fig Troubleshooting

Fiddle Leaf Fig Troubleshooting: Sunburn or Not Enough Light?

A common question we see from fiddle leaf fig tree owners is “How much light does my fiddle need?” On that same note, sometimes it’s hard to tell whether your fiddle is getting too much light or not enough. Let’s talk about that in our fiddle leaf fig troubleshooting guide!  Generally, fiddles LOVE light. As …

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Fiddle Leaf Fig Troubleshooting: Small Brown Spots on Mature Leaves

Fiddle Leaf Fig Troubleshooting: Small Brown Spots on Mature Leaves

When a fiddle leaf fig isn’t happy, the first place you’ll notice problems is the leaves! Those big beautiful leaves can give us clues about our fiddle’s well-being, so it’s important to get good at fiddle leaf fig leaf troubleshooting. And today, we’re going to talk about an issue that often mystifies fiddle leaf fig …

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What is wrong with my FLF Red Spots

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

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 my own plant! See? Even experts can be …

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If your fiddle leaf fig is dropping leaves, act now to address the problem and save your plant. First, find out why your plant is dropping leaves. Then, act quickly to give your fiddle leaf fig the best chance of survival.

What to Do if Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Is Dropping Leaves

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 the ficus lyrata (fiddle leaf fig), dropping leaves means the plant needs help quickly. Because fiddle leaf fig leaves are so large, …

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Do you have brown spots on fiddle leaf fig leaves? Here’s how to determine what is causing the brown spots and how to save your plant!

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

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. There are actually four main …

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Do you have brown spots on fiddle leaf fig leaves? Here’s how to determine what is causing the brown spots and how to save your plant!

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

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. There are actually four main …

What Causes Brown Spots on Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves? (And How to Treat Them Quickly) Read More »

Do you have brown spots on fiddle leaf fig leaves? Here’s how to determine what is causing the brown spots and how to save your plant!

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

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. There are actually four main …

What Causes Brown Spots on Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves? (And How to Treat Them Quickly) Read More »

Do you have brown spots on fiddle leaf fig leaves? Here’s how to determine what is causing the brown spots and how to save your plant!

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

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. There are actually four main …

What Causes Brown Spots on Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves? (And How to Treat Them Quickly) Read More »

Do you have brown spots on fiddle leaf fig leaves? Here’s how to determine what is causing the brown spots and how to save your plant!

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

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. There are actually four main …

What Causes Brown Spots on Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves? (And How to Treat Them Quickly) Read More »

Do you have brown spots on fiddle leaf fig leaves? Here’s how to determine what is causing the brown spots and how to save your plant!

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

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. There are actually four main …

What Causes Brown Spots on Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves? (And How to Treat Them Quickly) Read More »

Do you have brown spots on fiddle leaf fig leaves? Here’s how to determine what is causing the brown spots and how to save your plant!

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

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. There are actually four main …

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