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Aprilfiddle
May 15, 2020 6:10 PM CST
Hi all,

I have had this fig fiddle for 2 weeks and repotted it with bags for all purpose soil mix the day we got it back.
However, the past few days, I realise few problems
1) some tiny redish worms coming out from my pot after watering
2) few black/ dark brown spot + honeydew on the leaf
3) soil drying very fast (dry soil after 2-3 days of thorough watering. I do 1.5 litres twice a week)

Location of the plant
1) balcony
2) west facing with direct sunlight in the afternoon
3) hot and humid weather (80-85F, 80% humidity)

Please help!!
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oneeyeluke
May 16, 2020 9:52 AM CST
The worm is a good guy and you don't need to worry about it. The soil is drying out fast because of being outdoors. When you water again, water deeply until you get a little water to come out the bottom. If watered correctly the plant's container size should get you by for a week, however being outdoors in the heat, the plant will transpire stored moisture much quicker..

Too much Sunlight! Fiddle leaf figs need lots of indirect light and some direct sun,. "Afternoon sun from a south- or west-facing window will be too strong and burn the plant and outdoors even worse. The brown spots are starting sunburn area's that will get worse if left in the hot evening sun.
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌

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