Hi plant community,
My newish fiddle leaf fig is having some trouble. I got it in early February from a local nursery who repotted it for me. By late February, half the leaves either had brown spots or had simply fallen off. I took it back to the nursery and they admitted they accidentally planted it in a succulent mix, or something else that wasn't retaining enough water in the pot. They repotted in a more appropriate soil (they said, and I believe them) and I took it home. The drainage seems to be good and it's in one of those plant stands off the ground about 10 inches.
For a while after (a little over 2 months), it was doing really well. It even sprouted new leaves on all of its branches. Crisis averted, I thought.
Last week though, I started noticing the newest leaves seem to have brown tips. Photos attached for reference. It did suddenly go from a bit rainy and crisp (as crisp as it gets in So Cal) to getting really hot here. I'm in Los Angeles and it did get to be 90+ for a couple of days around the time when these new leaves were budding.
It's next to a west facing window that gets good late afternoon light, but it's not too sunny that the leaves would scorch (I think?). My other fiddle sits right next to it and it's doing great. No brown tips on new leaves and it was also sprouting around the same time. I water them both together, every 12 days or so.
Perhaps I'm under watering, but the other fiddle is doing great, so I don't get it.
Thoughts on what could be going on? The plant was a gorgeous bushy one before the cactus mix fiasco and I'd like it to get back there one day. Thanks for any help!
Oh - PS, the other relevant piece of info may be that I have been dealing with a fungus gnat infestation on some of my other plants so I sprayed them all with a neem oil dilution. I don't recall if this FLF ever had the gnat issue but I sprayed the soil on all my plants and it seems to have helped.