Houseplants forum→What can I do to save this fiddle leaf plant ?!

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Georgia
Kthomason
Jun 15, 2021 2:40 PM CST
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Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Growing under artificial light Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan
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BigBill
Jun 15, 2021 3:01 PM CST
If it was mine, I honestly would not try. Its' health is severely compromised. What is the white stuff? The image isn't clear enough. It could be mealybugs or white scale (Boisduval sp.).
It will take a very long and concentrated effort to get past that. On one who is compromised health wise, I would just discard it.
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Georgia
Kthomason
Jun 15, 2021 3:07 PM CST
The white stuff was like bugs plant spray! Thank you!
Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
American Orchid Society Judge
Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Growing under artificial light Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan
Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
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BigBill
Jun 15, 2021 3:31 PM CST
And it is that visible, still?
Like I said, toss it and try again.
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Jun 16, 2021 10:05 AM CST
How did your plant get to this condition? What were the pests you were treating and where on the plant did you find them?
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Name: Omie
New York state (Zone 5b)
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Omie
Jun 16, 2021 12:33 PM CST
Yikes.
My take is... if a plant looks like it's dying I'll nurse it for up to a month hoping for recovery. If it keeps going downhill despite my efforts, to where all I feel is downright depressed when i look at it, maybe it's time to put it out of its misery and get a new plant that actually makes me happy when i look at it. Angel

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