Q.How Do You Identify Spider Mites On A Fiddle Leaf Fig?
I’m seeing a few brown spots on my two newly grown fiddle leaf fig leaves. I’m wondering if they’re spider mites? They seem a bit different from the photos I found online so I’m confused…
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Spider mites can appear any color from white, tan, brown, red, and black!
It is hard to say without seeing them up close, but that can appear as spider mite damage. That or a bacterial infection, depending on if you can wipe them from the leaf or not.
In either case, you are going to need a fungicide. Spider mites will leave behind infections in their wake. You will want to treat with spider mite treatment as well.
Here are some articles that will help:
I tried to wipe them off from the leaves but it doesn't seem to be wipeable. Also, the rest of the leaves are fine, just the two newly grown have them. And the dots are on the same spot on both sides.