Ask a Question forum: Brown spots on Fiddle Leaf Fig

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Oct 29, 2017 3:54 PM CST
Hello Everyone! I'm new to this site and I'm so happy that I found this forum. I purchase a fiddle leaf Fig last week along with 2 peace lilies. It was delivered in my doorstop at 9pm so I didn't get the chance to examine it. The morning after, I noticed that there's some black spots around the leaves, not on the edges but inside the leaves!
Is this a sign of fungal damage? The pot came a little bit wet and the top soil is moist so I'm guessing that it's not water restricted?
I placed it in a south facing window where it receives plenty of indirect light. 2 leaves already fell off. One bottom leaf and the other one top leaf. I'm really concerned. It's already my favourite plant inside the house and I don't want to kill it.
I live in Sydney, it's spring here at the moment, temperature ranges from 27-33 degree celsius.
Please I need some advise.
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Name: Will Creed
Professional indoor plant consultan
Oct 29, 2017 5:10 PM CST
It is not a fungal disease. It is probably due to some irregular watering prior to your getting it. The spots are permanent and there is nothing you can do about that. Keep it in its nursery pot and locate it directly in front of a completely uncovered window. As soon as the surface of the soil feels almost dry, water it thoroughly until some water runs through the drain holes.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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