The Q&A Archives: Fiddleleaf Fig spots/growth

Question: I had brown spots on the leaf edges so I trimmed them off. Now it's in the middle of the leaves.What can I do? It's grown on one side only,this is since buying it three months ago. what can I do?

Answer: The brown leaf margins indicates over or under watering. When you cut off the brown areas you cut into the leaf tissues and they died. The rest of the leaf sealed off the injury. The more you cut off the brown edges, the more brown each leaf will produce. They are simply sealing off an injury. Fiddleleaf figs will lean toward the light source. If yours is only growing on one side, all you need to do is give your plant a quarter turn each time you water it. This will expose different parts of the plant to stronger light and the plant will grow evenly. When you water, thoroughly soak the potting soil but then allow the top of the soil to dry out slightly before watering thoroughly again. Best wishes with your fiddleleaf fig.

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