Fiddle Leaf Ficus (Fig): Damage on trunk

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Fiddle Leaf Ficus (Fig)

By drdawg
April 27, 2016

There always seems to be a lot of interest in and questions asked me about growing Fiddle Leaf Ficus as a houseplant. Along with questions, there is also a lot of confusion as to exactly what sort of houseplant the Fiddle Leaf actually is.

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LaniAllen2
Feb 12, 2018 5:05 PM CST
Hi! I just noticed that my beloved fiddle fig tree, Fiona, has a mark on her trunk that I haven't seen before. She's kept inside near our patio doors. Lots of bright Southern California light, not direct, she continues to have lots of new growth. Now that it's winter I've cut back from watering her once a week 2 liters in the summer to 1 liter for winter. I was noticing the water going straight through so that's when I cut back. I mist her leaves a couple times a week and try to clean her leaves often since my house is under construction and dusty- and this is all she's known. She had some sun burnt leaves (she spent a weekend outside during some demo) which I just trimmed off for the first time. I've noticed that the leaves on the bottom are more brittle than those on the top and I've noticed more brown spots recently- which I also just trimmed. I've never noticed the top leaves drooping and she's hasn't dropped any leaves. Does anyone have guidance on what might be going on with the increase in brown spots or the trunk? I included a full image, an image of the damage on the trunk and image of the leaves I trimmed off.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Feb 12, 2018 5:23 PM CST
You don't show the pot but I would guess you have multiple problems going on here. Lack of humidity, under-watering, and in need to put her into a larger pot.
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Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
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gitagal
Feb 14, 2018 6:20 PM CST
Dr Dawg---
I finally have a question for you This is going on every year...

I have an big, beautiful Camellia called " Bob Hope" It blooms in BIG, full, red blooms with yellow pollen-full centers.

It is quite old--but always hanging on. OH--there have been some fungus issues on he leaves over the years--, but otherwise it is OK,

It blooms every year --some years--not so great. It is quite old--and shows
its age. Anyway...all small issues aside -this camellia sheds a large amount of hard flower buds. The buds are solid and about the size of a a small olive. They are scattered all over my sidewalk on the side of the house. If I take one of the buds and squish it--you can see that there IS a bloom bud inside.
What is causing this bud-drop every year?
I used to think it was birds pecking them off--but now I believe it is the weather. Why else would well-growing shrub drop off most of the buds????

Sorry that I do not have a picture of the buds. I could send you some I have picked off the sidewalk?? If you have a good plant Dr.--ask him/ or her what is going on. I could then send this person a few of these buds.

Wish i was better with my NEW camera which I have yet to figure out how to work it. Not too many people still use regular cameras....

Good night--sleep tight and enjoy the 72* weather tomorrow!!!
Celebrate Valentines day!!!! Love, Mom
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Feb 14, 2018 9:22 PM CST
Gita, I am sorry but I have never grown Camellias. Our heat and humidity take a toll on them.
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