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When to Repot a Fiddle Leaf Fig…and When to NOT

By |2019-08-19T22:03:51-07:00August 18th, 2019|Containers, Plant Care, Soil|

To Repot or Not: Is It Worth the Root Shock to Your Fiddle Leaf Fig? One of the most common questions to plague fiddle leaf fig owners is when to repot a fiddle leaf fig and when to let your tree be.  The first rule of fiddle leaf fig [...]

How to Get Rid of Fungus in Fiddle Leaf Fig Soil

By |2019-08-19T05:17:09-07:00August 2nd, 2019|Plant Care, Problems, Soil|

How to Get Rid of Fungus in Fiddle Leaf Fig 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 [...]

6 Ways to Prevent Root Rot in Fiddle Leaf Fig Plants (Video)

By |2019-07-08T11:17:17-07:00May 23rd, 2019|Brown Spots, Drainage, Fertilizer, Leaf Drop, Light, Plant Care, Root Rot, Soil, Videos|

Prevent Root Rot in Fiddle Leaf Fig Plants Did you know that root rot is the most common problem facing fiddle leaf fig plants? Root rot can kill your fiddle leaf fig in a matter of days or weeks. But there are easy ways to help your plant get [...]

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

By |2019-07-08T23:24:16-07:00March 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 [...]

Advanced Fiddle Care: How to Create Custom Fiddle Leaf Fig Soil

By |2019-07-09T04:42:30-07:00March 5th, 2019|Fertilizer, Plant Care, Soil|

If you're new to fiddle leaf fig plants, you'll only need to know the most important, fundamental, and basic care instructions.  For example, with adequate light exposure and a good root aeration regimen, many ficus lyrata owners can get by with whatever basic cactus mix happens to be on sale [...]

How to Treat and Prevent Root Rot in Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees (Video)

By |2019-07-10T05:21:11-07:00November 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 [...]

Top Fiddle Leaf Fig Care Tips from Guest Expert Alessandra Pham

By |2019-07-10T05:55:04-07:00November 10th, 2018|Drainage, Plant Care, Soil, Watering|

Our Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Resource Group on Facebook is growing every week. Our members are full of fiddle leaf fig care tips and tricks. One expert that shares her insights is member Alessandra Pham. She was kind enough to put together a list of her fiddle leaf fig care [...]

Where to Find the Best Basket for a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

By |2019-07-16T00:34:19-07:00October 7th, 2018|Containers, Plant Care, Soil|

We recently did a poll in our Fiddle Leaf Fig Facebook Group asking for your favorite accessories for your fiddle leaf fig plant. At the top of the list? Baskets! But where do you find a great basket for your plant? Here’s our guide for getting a great deal on [...]

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

By |2019-07-16T05:50:17-07:00August 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 [...]

Aerating Your Soil for a Healthier Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant

By |2019-07-16T05:58:40-07:00July 30th, 2018|Plant Care, Soil|

Unless you are an experienced houseplant owner, you probably have never considered aerating the soil for your fiddle leaf fig. But this simple and easy trick can have a big impact on the health of your plant. Soil aeration allows more air to circulate within your pot, decreasing the risk [...]

How to Keep Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Healthy, Green, and Gorgeous

By |2019-07-16T21:54:51-07:00July 30th, 2018|Drainage, Fertilizer, Plant Care, Soil, Watering|

Fiddle leaf figs are popular because they provide such eye-catching beauty in a home or office. The lush, verdant leaves make a striking impact. But if things go south and the leaves start to drop or get brown spots, your fiddle leaf fig may make you more frustrated than proud. [...]

The Ultimate Photo Identification Guide to Fiddle Leaf Fig Brown Spots

By |2019-07-17T03:17:40-07:00July 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. It’s [...]

The Ultimate Fiddle Leaf Fig Starter Kit (Buy Now)

By |2019-07-17T21:45:01-07:00June 19th, 2018|Fertilizer, Plant Care, Soil, Where to Buy|

Are you ready to take the plunge and get started with a fiddle leaf fig plant in your home? We've put together a fiddle leaf fig starter kit with everything you need to get up and running. The kit includes Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Food, pruning shears, soil, a watering [...]

Choosing the Best Soil for Your Fiddle Leaf Fig

By |2019-07-18T00:26:47-07:00May 26th, 2018|Fertilizer, Plant Care, Soil|

The soil you choose may be one of the most important decisions you make for the health of your fiddle leaf fig plant. Fast draining, well aerated soils are the best choices for a fiddle leaf fig, which prefers relatively dry soil to keep its roots moist but not wet. [...]

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

By |2019-07-19T02:56:31-07:00December 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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