Fiddle leaf fig tree with root rot – how to repot for survival?
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.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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.