Fig Tree

I Have a Fig in a Large Pot That Seems Well Except ….

Greg Moore added on May 27, 2014 | Answered

I have a fig in a large pot that seemingly is doing well...except I have just moved it outside (central New Jersey) and several of the leaves are showing white areas on them. What am I up against?

This fig was purchased in the spring of 2013 as a fairly mature plant from the nursery and has done well both inside (winter-near light) and outside on the deck (3rd floor) last summer and fall.

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Answered on May 28, 2014

Probably the whitish areas were burnt by sun. Those leaves will die, but the plant is not affected, and will grow new leaves. Unless by whitish areas you mean small white fungal-looking areas, which could be either powdery mildew or mealy bugs. Here's something about both or those:

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