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Pruning and Shaping

Pruning and shaping your fiddle leaf fig is important to the long term health of your plant. Learn how to prune and shape your fiddle leaf fig to its desired look.

Wondering if you should prune your fiddle leaf fig plant? Not sure what to do with damaged fiddle leaf fig leaves? Click to read if you should prune or not.

To Prune or Not to Prune: What to Do With Damaged Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves

When fiddle leaf figs (and many other plants) develop problems, the main place it shows up is the leaves. Damaged fiddle leaf fig leaves can have many causes. Root rot, under-watering, sunburn, fungus, bacterial infections, insects, and lack of humidity can all damage the leaves and form brown spots, yellowing, or holes. The trouble is, what …

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Do you wonder when to remove the lower leaves from your fiddle leaf fig and when not to? Click to read more about the lower leaves and how to remove them.

When to Remove the Lower Leaves From Your Fiddle Leaf Fig (And When NOT To!)

What do you like best, the look of a tall, tree-shaped fiddle leaf fig, or a bushy one with many leaves covering the bottom? If you’re like most ficus lyrata owners, you prefer a tree, and hope to someday grow your fiddle into that iconic trunk-and-canopy shape. See? You’re not alone. But to achieve that …

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Read a story about how you can revive a dead fiddle leaf fig tree. If your fiddle leaf fig is not doing well, click to learn how you can help your plant.

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

I get a lot of questions about whether you can revive a dead 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 fig just teetering on the brink …

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How fast do fiddle leaf fig tress grow is a common question here at The Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Resource. Click to view a full photo timeline.

How Fast Do Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees Grow? 
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How Fast Do Fiddle Leaf Figs Grow? If you’re the proud owner of a fiddle leaf fig, you’ve probably asked, “How fast do fiddle leaf fig trees grow?” Well, 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 …

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If you own a 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 the answer.

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

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 with notching and pinching. …

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Learn how to strengthen and thicken a fiddle leaf fig tree trunk. Click to view the exclusive video teaching you how to thicken your fiddle leaf fig trunk.

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

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 leaf fig tree trunks happen …

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The Fiddle Leaf Fig Expert is an easy-to-understand guide for growing healthy and plants. It's available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle now!

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

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 health of your plant including: …

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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.

Register Now for Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Care 101 (Webinar)

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 10 Commandments of Fiddle Leaf Fig Care The Secret to …

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Do you wonder how much light does a fiddle leaf fig tree need? Click to learn how much light your fiddle leaf fig should be getting to grow healthy.

How Much Light Does a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Need?

There’s a lot to think about when considering how much light a fiddle leaf fig plant needs. Getting enough natural light for your houseplants can be an ongoing challenge, especially during the winter months. Lack of sunlight is one of the most common problems for fiddle leaf figs, which results in the yellowing of leaves, …

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