Houseplants forum→Fiddle leaf fig's fresh leaf has brown spots?

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Name: PJ
Massachusetts
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plantdadtime
May 25, 2020 2:45 PM CST
Will add a photo in a moment from my phone. I'm caring for this fig for a friend of mine who wasn't able to travel with it when we went home for quarantine. Other than this, I've so far had no problems caring for this fig. The spots are small and the leaf's texture does not feel abnormal. I have been watering maybe once a week -- generally I check on it daily and just water when the soil feels thoroughly dry. I do not know what the soil composition is of its pot, as my friend gave it to me in its grow pot and I have not re-potted since -- it's still in its nursery basket.
Lemme know what you think the problem is and what I should do about it if you can. I really appreciate it.
Name: PJ
Massachusetts
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plantdadtime
May 25, 2020 2:45 PM CST
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It's only on this leaf. None of the other ones (thus far) seem affected.
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Annemariefl
May 26, 2020 7:04 AM CST
This is very normal, it usually happens due to a disruption in watering, probably during the transition from your friends house to yours. As long as you keep watering the plant normally the spots will disappear over time!
I'm not sure though if that's a bug on the leaf? You might want to take some other opinions in case it is something else but ours has grown leaves with similar spots that did go away.
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
May 26, 2020 7:45 AM CST
I think the plant is fine. As long as it remains in its nursery pot, as it should, then over watering is not a concern. Water it thoroughly as soon as the SURFACE of the soil feels dry to the touch. Keep it close and in front of a sunny uncovered window.
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Name: PJ
Massachusetts
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plantdadtime
May 26, 2020 1:18 PM CST
Thanks for the replies guys! I asked some people from a Facebook group I'm in about it too and it turns out it's called enema. I'm glad it's nothing too worrying, and I'll be setting to watering it better than it seems I have. Certainly took a weight off my shoulders to find out it's nothing to worry too much about.
Name: PJ
Massachusetts
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plantdadtime
May 26, 2020 1:20 PM CST
Annemariefl said:I'm not sure though if that's a bug on the leaf?


No worries on this front, by the way-- it's just a bit of dirt, haha

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