Houseplants forum→Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata) Browning / Barking on leaf stems

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Name: Ben M.
Toronto, Ontario
Cactus and Succulents Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Annuals
May 1, 2020 1:49 PM CST
I've had a FLF for almost a year now.. as soon as I bought it and brought it into my home it dropped A TON of leaves, I then came to learn that they are super temperamental and this would be normal. Since then Mr. Fig Newton has never dropped another leaf, phewf.

However, I noticed that the stems where the leaves attach to the branches are grey / looking like they're corking... Does anybody know if this is an issue? If so what should I be doing to help, thank you!

PS - how long does it take for the FLF to grow new leaves?
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Name: Will Creed
Prof. plant consultant & educator
May 1, 2020 2:34 PM CST
The brown on the leaf stems is normal. No worries!

FLF's grow slowly and sometimes go several months without producing new leaves and then may grow in a spurt. New leaf growth is always at the ends of each stem, never lower down on those stems.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
Contact me directly at [email protected]
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