As long as they generally stay above 60 I don’t think the temp would be an issue. When I repotted, the root was just a giant hard ball. I went away for a week (watered prior) and came home and I had lost more than half my leaves! I don’t want to stress it out any more than it already is. Checking the roots can confirm the presence of root rot. Could I email you a picture of the flf leaves? Remember it’s normal that as your plant matures, some lower leaves will eventually yellow and fall off. If the remnant brown spots on leaves bothers you, you can try cutting off just the brown sections. What’s your take on this? I’m scared of overwatering it, though! Arguably the most common cause of brown spots in a fiddle leaf fig is root rot from over-watering. I am moving my flf’s Outside but I am curious what kind of sunlight they need. Position your plant by a north- or east-facing window, which will give the fiddle leaf fig a consistent amount of rays with burning or drying it out. Also at the bottom of the stem there is some brown, but other stems are fine and green. Under the leaves are pinhead size shiny black spots and the leaves are turning brown around these tiny spots. Hi Kate, thanks so much for a wonderfully informative article. This Nov I noticed the kitten peeing in it and it started to drop leaves. As you can see from above, there’s lots of things that can cause browning on Fiddle Leafs. I’m sure having it outside will help strengthen it, even though it is leaning. Hi Emily! See more ideas about Fig plant, Fiddle leaf fig, Fiddle leaf. A telltale sign of dryness is the drooping of the leaves, which have lost their turgor pressure from lack of water. Can FLF survive mild frost? Using our Houseplant Leaf Armor is a great way to protect your plant from bacteria, fungus, and insects, and it also cleans and shines your plant’s leaves in the process! 3. These spots will appear predominantly on the top leaves and can even show some red and yellow coloring, depending on how recent the burn is. Sep 5, 2019 - Explore Cynthia Burr's board "Fiddle leaf fig tree" on Pinterest. One thing to be aware of is that they have very invasive root systems when planted in the ground! Edema will always be small, pen-point sized dots. Thinking of sizing down and to asses the roots as well. The Fiddle Leaf Fig is a really great plant for beginners and experts alike, and designers will appreciate what it can do in a photo. This makes them somewhat challenging for the home grower, who is likely to have trouble duplicating these steamy conditions. Ficus lyrata, the Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, also belongs to the Ficus Great of Stranglers Genus.. All the best! However, it has several significant sections of severely brown or burned leaves. I just got a FLF that is about 2ft tall. I water once a week, and place it in room which gets tons of indirect sunlight but I'm seeing a few issues with the … I have a 2 foot tall FLF with 3 vertical branches, which was until recently doing quite well. This fact, however, in no way hindered its other partner and co-partner on this planet, the Homo Genus than to chasten it, using it widely as an ornamental plant.. By the presentation of the ornamental dimension of Ficus lyrata, the editorial team of ‘Kalliergeia’ deals with this article. I haven’t heard of rust affecting FLFs before. I’m not sure what to do. If you can’t give your FLF more sunlight, consider placing a grow light near it to improve its health and growth. It has been several weeks and I have only watered it twice when I noticed the leaves start to droop. Thanks again. Roxanne’s sister had a fiddle leaf fig for over 15 years! Also, the plastic pot has big enough drainage holes and I do not see any roots really growing out of it. Hey Randi, I would check for spider mites on the plant as they can give the leaves a ‘faded’ look. I took a chance on stressing it out more because I thought it would like the clean soil, but now, a week later, it’s worse. I’m so happy to have found your blog! If you’re like most ficus lyrata owners, you prefer a tree, and hope to someday grow your fiddle into that iconic trunk-and-canopy shape. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Hey Christina, cutting the stalk down is definitely an option for new growth. I live in the prairies so it is dry here, and in the first winter the fig was pulled out from a corner where two base board heaters met. The same applies to your Fiddle Leaf Fig! Fiddles love humidity! If it doesn’t lean against the fence the pot just falls over everyday. Apart from that, the plant may benefit from having a grow light, to supplement some extra light during winter. Native to west Africa, it is a popular houseplant because it is adaptable and attractive. Once I repotted, I let the water run through the pot and drain out the bottom. The best thing to do is to make sure the damage doesn’t continue by having your FLF out of direct sun and keeping up a good watering and fertilizing routine to keep it healthy! The common information about FLFs needing bright indirect light isn’t exactly true. I just spotted some little ants in the soil which are new critters to me. Now that I’m back on track do you know if it usually takes a long time for it to recover from that period? If new leaves are getting holes, this can happen while they’re developing if the air is dry. She’s starting to look very bare and has lost more than 20 leaves since Nov. What do you think? BTW, I followed your guidelines regarding gradual exposure to full sun and now my FLF is out in the sun for 8+ hours . Once acclimatized, they can even be full sunlight plants! If your plant is suffering from root rot, you may need to repot it into a container with better drainage and fast-draining potting soil. One of the spots was bigger than the other. They are: Coming home from the store and placing your fiddle leaf fig in a shady corner. Dry plant brown spots are … Edema looks like small, red-brown dots on newly developing leaves. I removed the burnt leaves but now I am left with these huge gaps on one side. If the brown edges bother you, you can trim those parts off. Are you overwatering your fiddle leaf fig? Water the rootball thoroughly until the excess drains. Ficus lyrata, the Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, also belongs to the Ficus Great of Stranglers Genus.. 2. One of the leaves has fallen off and then I watered it again for the first time since fertilizing it 2.5 weeks ago (the top 2 inches of the soil was dry also). The Fiddle Leaf Fig or Ficus Lyrata is a popular addition to subtropical and tropical gardens as an ornamental bush or tree. I just bought my fiddle leaf fig from Home Depot and some have brown spots underneath the leaves any idea what that could be? Yellow leaves are often the first sign of too much water (remember: this means watering too frequently, and doesn’t refer to the amount of water they receive). Their large and green leaves add a peaceful touch to any home. Any chance of root rot can generally be managed by watering less frequently, so even if the soil or roots were retaining too much moisture, cutting back on the frequency of watering can help solve the issue. This leaf completely dried out in less than 12 hours. The leaves are crispy, mostly just on the edges and are both light brown and dark brown. This is because if overwatering is not solved, it can unfortunately lead to root rot. Read the above section on underwatering and dryness for help! Some were yellowing, some were browning so now I am completely at a lost. Thank you!! Although the plant hadn’t moved, it started to get some brown leaves (from the bottom) and a few fell off in rapid succession. Its leathery leaves are thick and shiny. 2: Be patient. Thank you in advance. The only other thing it could be is if its getting direct light, it could possibly be sunburn that has been intensified through a window to create the browning & then holes. Lack of light can also be a cause of brown spots, however this also contributes to overwatering issues. It will be hard to know what the cause was of the yellowing / browning, especially since it happened while it wasn’t in your care. If you want screaming success with your fiddle leaf fig, read on my friend! The fading got worse, and now the leaves are almost all turning brown and patchy. One in the middle. Emily, thank you for your quick reply. I use a moisture meter, but the soil does feel quite dry at the top. My FLF has brown spots and a few have holes In the middle of the leaf and some leaves are splitting from the tip. Also, I’ve ordered the neem oil for the leafs, do you think it will help? I have had it for maybe a month, and I’ve noticed some brown spots of the leaves, on the bottom and are mostly along the edges and some spots in the middle. I was wondering about potential rust fungus vs edema on my FLF. Brown spots will be lighter in color than from root rot, ranging from tan to dark brown. I purchased my FLF tree about 6 weeks ago (stands about 6 ft tall). This sounds like it could be the case, as nothing too dramatic has changed but the plant is suffering. You could also keep a thermometer nearby to make sure the temps aren’t getting too low. Is he in shock to the point that anything else can harm him now? Would you suggest that I repot it? Bloomscape's resident plant mom and founder's actual mom, Joyce Mast, gives us the tricks to keep this incredible plant healthy. If a bacterial infection is to blame, correcting the watering conditions and waiting it out is your best bet. Fiddle Leaf Ficus (Fig): Damage on trunk. See the under watering section in this post. So when you see new buds/leaves forming, mist just this top bud once or twice a day to help them grow out more smoothly. "Its large, shiny, fiddle/violin shaped leaves make this architectural plant unique and one of the most popular houseplants on the planet," she says. The brown isn’t super light or super dark. As well as these big brown spots conintue to get worse all over. Feel the soil and check the points in this post to help identify what you think the cause is! I recently (Jul 30th) purchased a FLF which is 2′ from the top of the pot. Hi Megan, it is hard for me to tell what the cause of the browning could be without knowing its care and environment, which is where the above info should help! © Dossier Blog. 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