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Q.Trouble After Transplanting Fiddle Leaf Fig

Zone 3064 | Jazminou added on April 20, 2020 | Answered

I recently purchased a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree that had 6 individual trees in the pot and I tried my luck at transplanting them into 2 separate pots. I spent a long time trying to detangle the roots while doing the absolute least damage possible to any of the roots, however I did accidentally notch the larger roots in a few spots. Some of the stems and their root systems were not damaged at all as far as I could tell. Somehow they are all seeing very sad and limp though. I am trying to leave them ve and hoping that they are just in shock and will recover, but it has been maybe 3 days now and the trees are just growing more and more limp and droopy every day. Is there any chance for these guys? What can/should I do?? The healthy picture is how he looked when I bought him.

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Answered on April 21, 2020

This is completely normal, and they will recover. I would, slowly, start increasing the intensity of light that they receive throughout the day.

It will be tempting to overwater these during this time period. Please, only, water when the soil is dry, thoroughly, down to about 3 or 4 inches.

Otherwise, this was a good move on your part. The trees will be much happier apart.

Here is an article that will help you to care for the tree:


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