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Atlanta, ga
May 30, 2020 8:59 AM CST
Hi everyone! I got this guy a month ago at Home Depot. I'm starting to see brown spots and have research to see what the exact cause was but can't seem to pinpoint it.

What i have done so far:
- repot 2 weeks after getting it from 14 to 16 inch pot with 1 quarter sizey drainage hole.
- used potting mix that's made especially for FLF
- watered it like twice already within a month. I'm scared to overwater not sure if I'm under watering.
- it's next to a north and west facing window.
- apt humidity is above 50.
- used liquid fertilizer when i water.

May you please look at the brown spots to see what exactly is going on. Any advice would be much appreciated! Overall it's still really green i just want to fix the issue before it gets worst.
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Name: Will Creed
Prof. plant consultant & educator
May 30, 2020 9:06 AM CST
The leaf spots are fairly normal and some of them were there before you purchased it.

The repotting was unnecessary, but it is a tough plant and it will survive the repotting. Remove any soil you added to the top of the original rootball when you repotted as that soil prevents oxygen from penetrating the root zone readily and makes it harder to determine when to water. The uppermost roots should be just barely covered with soil. Then, allow the top half-inch of the remaining soil to feel almost dry before watering thoroughly until some water trickles through the drain hole. Fear of overwatering and letting the soil get too dry are the most common causes of leaf spotting on FLF's.

Because it was recently repotted, it should not be repotted as the added soil has plenty of nutrients.

Low humidity is not an issue for your plant.

Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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