Houseplants forum: Ficus lyrata brown spots

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Name: amil free
Feb 23, 2017 5:29 PM CST
I'm getting brown spots on my Ficus Lyrata plant, just purchased 7 days ago. Does anyone know what this could be?
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Not quite sure how to water it.
I get mixed info.

I mist it once a day, 2x's if it's really humid. Any thoughts?
Thank you so much!
Name: Will Creed
Professional indoor plant consultan
Mar 12, 2017 5:21 PM CST
Brown leaf spots are common on new Ficus Lyratas, usually because they are adapting to reduced light levels. These are not low light plants and they must be located in front of and close to a sunny window. Even so, expect some of eh older leaves to spot, then yellow and then fall off. New growth should be healthy and spot-free.

Lyratas do not tolerate dryness very well. If it is in its nursery pot, then a thorough watering once per week is usually about right.
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