Fig Tree Leaves
I planted a fig tree around 6 months ago. It flourished and was going so well. However, of late the leaves went black and started to curl, but now they are going yellow. I was watering the tree every morning and sometimes evening, as it has been very warm with a lack of rain in our area. I also gave it some Seasol, but I am not sure if it is helping. Strangely enough I also have a Paw Paw tree that has leaves turning yellow, but I think this is because it is growing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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The black leaves may be an indication of sooty mold developing, which is normally due to insect pests. I would treat the tree with neem oil, which will take care of both the pest and fungal issue. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm For additional reasons for yellowing fig leaves, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/fig-with-yellow-leaves.htm