Tropicals forum: Fiddle Leaf Fig

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daveinermo
Dec 1, 2017 5:13 PM CST
Sorry if this is just a repeat of so many other of the same question but...

I purchased a smallish fiddle leaf fig 2 weeks ago - its about 2 feet tall.

Its already sprouting new leaves but they seem to have little bits of brown on the top of the leaf.

Its sitting in a well lit spot and receives a little dappled afternoon sun (its the first day of summer here in Australia) but its not getting direct sun for hours by any means.

I have mulch on it and I watered it 10-12 days ago. The soil still feels damp but not wet or anything.

I can see little brown bits on a few leaves but nothing that looks bad or sick - am I just being a new fiddle leaf owner who is being paranoid or does the brown shown mean I might have a problem?

Also - I have lots of little leaves coming up at the base of the plant - I seem to remember reading somewhere I should get rd of those...?

Thanks all.
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Dec 1, 2017 7:03 PM CST
Hi Dave - I think you are probably overly concerned. Those spots are probably blemishes or minor imperfections that will diminish as the leaves mature. The leaves at the base are probably suckered growth that can be left in place or removed without affecting the rest of the plant at all. Do whatever you prefer.
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