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HELP! Fiddle Leaf Fig is dying
Posted on May 1, 2018 6:05 PM

I think I might be killing my Fiddle Leaf Fig. It definitely does not look as lively as all those on Pinterest anymore. I've had it for about 2 - 3 mos. I kept it by a east facing back entry door (with windows) and occasionally moving to get more morning sun next to a larger east facing window. I've tried to be careful about over watering since I've done that with other plants in the past. But I still could be guilty. I've watered it 5-6 so times since I got it. Last week I noticed the leaves starting to brown. One completely brown and fell off at the very bottom. It's mostly browning around the edges but in some other places too. It had been about two weeks since I watered it, so this weekend I took it outside, watered it and left it for the day.
Yesterday and today I've noticed larger and more brown spots and the new growth appears affected now. I also took it outside for a bit yesterday at the edge of my porch patio.
It's going down hill and today I've freaked out and cut off the lower leaves with the bigger brown spots. Doing that I noticed small reddish brown spots on the underside of the leaves and on the new growth.
Did I burn the leaves when I left it outside?! I think it may be too much direct sunlight and/or a watering problem. It was sunny and about 70s here this weekend.
I just ordered a moisture reader today, hope that helps with the watering.
Help?!? How do I save my plant instead of starting over?
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