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Q.How Do I Save My Fiddle Leaf Fig?

Zone Chicago | itsplantingthyme added on July 3, 2020 | Answered

I’ve had my fiddle leaf fig for a few months and it started out good but then it started browning and dropping leaves and I can’t find the exact reason. The stem started shriveling and browning at the tip and I don’t know if I should leave it alone or cut it off. What can I do to prevent the mainly healthy leaves from browning further and encourage new leaves to grow?

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Answered on July 6, 2020

These trees are very susceptible to overwatering. When it is dry and you feel like it needs water... Keep waiting. In fact, wait until it starts to droop pretty drastically before watering.

They do not tolerate wet soils, at all.

You will need to correct watering habits, and more importantly, treat with a fungicide.

Here are some articles that will help:



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