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Q.Fiddle leaf fig tree with root rot – how to repot for survival?

Zone Cincinnati, OH 45219 | Anonymous added on October 29, 2019 | Answered

I had a medium sized fiddle leaf fig tree that I overwatered. It got root rot. I took the root ball out and removed any rotted roots and repotted. Once I repotted I learned that I should giving it about 1 cup of water per week. That’s what I have been doing since repotting it. It is now limp and sad. Should I have deeply watered it upon repotting? I’m about a week in and plan on giving it a cup of water today. I feel like I need to give it more because of the shock of “root surgery” but am afraid to overwater it again.

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Answered on October 31, 2019

It's best to test the soil with your finger to see if it needs water rather than giving the plant a set amount each week.

Don't water your fig till the top 1 inch of soil is dry. Your fig might be going through a little transplant shock. I've included info on caring for it.



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