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savannahssucculentgarden

I have mostly houseplants and cacti. I'm a beginner doing constant research, trying not to kill anything. USDA zones 8a and 8b.

Ficus lyrata

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savannahssucculentgarden

Anybody know why the newest leaf is so wonky? Never had one come out like this.🤷‍♀️~~~~Anyway, Most Proud Of: I'm pretty proud of my fiddle, Phinneas. I know he's not perfect. The last 6 leaves have had pretty bad edema. I just can't seem to get the water right.😭 Still, I'm so proud of Phinneas for not dying and growing so quickly. I was a bit scared to get a fiddle. Everyone knows their reputation. But he has only dropped 2 leaves since I got him in November 2019. 🥳 #fiddle-leaf-fig #ficus-l

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heatherdirtyhands

Is he a little fiddle or a regular size one?

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savannahssucculentgarden

Honestly idk. 😅 It wasn't labeled. If it's a big one, it's definitely still in its infancy.

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heatherdirtyhands

Idk I was looking back thru his pics and for u having him a year and all his leaves are still mighty small. What size pot was he in when u got him? My bambino flf came in like a 6 in pot with a white cache pot and he came from. Like Lowes or something where did u get yours?

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heatherdirtyhands

Maybe if u can take a pic of him with something next to it for size reference. Like a clear straight on shot and I may be able to tell for sure. Flf leaves grow big pretty fast even the small plant u know.

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savannahssucculentgarden

I just measured it and it's 13 inches tall, not including the pot. It came in a 4 inch pot, and it's only in a 5 inch pot now. The biggest leaf is 5 inches long. I got it at a nursery in Charlotte, North Carolina. @heatherdirtyhands

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heatherdirtyhands

Tbh that's about the same measurements on my little fiddle. 6 in pot about 15 inches tall without pot and biggest leaf is about the length of my hand. I have had it about idk a little less than a year. I'm thinking thats what u have

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battlekittyspastica

I think inconsistent watering (letting the soil get too dry, then too wet) can cause that. In small pots, flfs are a little high-maintenance. Once it gets into a deeper pot, where the soil at the bottom stays moist, the new leaves should stop crinkling like that.

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savannahssucculentgarden

Phinneas' newest new leaf has significantly less red spotting, which (I think) means my care is improving in regards to water. I'm so happy for him! #phinneas-the-ficus #ficuslyrata #fiddleleaffig #flf #newgrowth #newleaf #oedema #houseplant

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savannahssucculentgarden

Phinneas' new leaf is even bigger and look! 😲 Another baby leaf is already on the way! What an absolute champ.🏆 #phinneas-the-ficus #fiddleleaffig #flf #ficuslyrata #newgrowth #newleaf #houseplant

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sarahkbartley

He is a champ!! 💪🏆 What a trooper!! 🙌 Growing nice, big and strong!! So proud for you 🥰

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savannahssucculentgarden

Phinneas' new leaf is so much bigger after just a few days! #flf #fiddleleaffig #ficuslyrata #newgrowth #newleaf #houseplant #phinneas-the-ficus

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savannahssucculentgarden

Phinneas the Ficus has his first new leaf since I got him! I heard that the red spots are from incongruent or inconsistent watering. I didn't know I was being problematic, Phinneas! I'll do better! 😢 Love you, buddy. #flf #ficuslyrata #fiddleleaffig #newgrowth #newleaf #phinneas-the-ficus

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alysha

I have water globes in mine. But some of my leaves have red spot on them too. What do you have yours potted in? @savannahssucculentgarden 🤔

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savannahssucculentgarden

@alysha Mine is still in a plastic nursery pot. I feel like I water evenly, so maybe I need to water more often?

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savannahssucculentgarden

Thought I'd give a quick update on my fall victim. It looks like he won't be dropping any leaves after his accident! So proud of my Phinneas. #ficuslyrata #fiddleleaffig #flf #ficusfriday #ficus #update #phinneas-the-ficus #houseplant

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sarahkbartley

Glad he made it! He looks good!

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savannahssucculentgarden

Phinneas, noooo!! #oops #fallenplant #accident #ficus-lyrata #fiddle-leaf-fig #phinneas-the-ficus #fell

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saco

Oh Phinneas! Stay on your feet buddy!!

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angiie

I'm no tattle😌... But it was the #elfontheshelf that tipped him over!!😲 #darnit

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savannahssucculentgarden

I set him on a folded towel..it was uneven ground...it's all my fault! Phinneas forgive me for I have sinned. 😢 Luckily he does not have any visible damage, but his roots were definitely shaken up. I hope he doesn't throw a fit and drop leaves later. 🍃

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sarahkbartley

If he starts not doing well, maybe an emergency repot? Don't beat yourself up about it. You treat Phinneas like royalty on a regular basis, just like all of your plants 💚

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savannahssucculentgarden

@sarahkbartley Thank you, Sarah! I try to do right by them, but accidents happen. I think most of us have had several falls.

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sarahkbartley

Definitely. When I had the stray puppy over, he knocked Melman (my bicolor/tricolor [unsure of color] Madagascar Dragon Tree) over and I had to emergency repot. Accidents happen. You have to take it in stride. What's done is done. 💚

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heatherdirtyhands

I feel u...

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savannahssucculentgarden

Happy #ficusfriday from Phinneas! #ficuslyrata #flf #fiddle-leaf-fig #houseplant

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taylork

Hahaha Phinneas the Ficus! I love it 💚

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RedFuchsia

👍👍👍🌿

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savannahssucculentgarden

Day 27: Trellis. Another thing I don't have! But here is a FLF I got today that I am SUPER excited about. #plantvember #plantvemberphotochallenge #flf #fiddle-leaf-fig #ficus-lyrata #houseplant #houseplants

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sarahkbartley

He's so cute and little!! Love his leaf formation!! 🥰😍

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savannahssucculentgarden

@sarahkbartley Thank you! I'm already so attached to him. I'm trying to think of the right name.

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sarahkbartley

His leaf pattern is definitely an inspiration!! I'm sure you'll think of a perfect name!!

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