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Q.Fiddle Leaf

Zone 2914 | Austranwyn added on January 19, 2018 | Answered

I have attached a picture of my fiddle leaf, is it salvageable? There is new growth down the bottom, how could I re-pot this?

It’s an inside plant, under filtered flight, hasn’t been re-potted in two years and it’s watered once a week.

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Answered on January 21, 2018

Sometime during it's life it has contracted a severe fungal infection. It is going to take quite a bit of effort on your part to be able to save this.

The first thing to be done is to take is out of its soil, and completely wash off the roots VERY CAREFULLY.

After this, you can soak it in a half and half mix of water and peroxide. You will want to do this for 2 to 3 minutes. Then replant it into fresh soil with plenty of drainage. I recommend a good potting soil with a good mixture of perlite.

Top dress with a coating of dolomitic lime, and wettable sulfur according to the packages. As you water in, these will condition the soil, and kill off any remaining infection.

It is going to take a little while, but it CAN recover.

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