I bought this fiddle leaf tree about a month ago and I'm afraid it is now dying...
Black spots were already present when I bought it, but it's now a lot worse.
Leaves have also fallen since the brown spots have increased.
After troubleshooting a bit, I figured those brown spots are due to root rots.
What may have caused it :
- When I received it, the soil was really packed and roots seemed not to have enough room, so I repoted it, but in a pot 3" larger. Both times I watered it, the new soil seemed to stay moist. --> Should I repot in a smaller pot ? I'd rather not...
- To this day, we can still clearly see the distinction between the old soil and the new. The old soil, where most of the roots are, is still very compressed --> Is there something I can do to aerate it without damaging the roots ?
- The tree might have not received enough light, so I moved it to a brighter spot (with still indirect light). --> Could this be enough ?
I have also raised the pot to let air get to the bottom more easly and have ventilated the pot with a fan for a day.
What should I do next ?
Thank's in advance, I really love this tree and it was quite expensive, so I really hope it is going to be ok !