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Illinois
Ellavin
May 11, 2018 2:37 PM CST
Hello,

I just received a fiddle leaf fig bush, it has spots all over, many on the back of the leave and some are holes. Curious as to what this is from and how to fix this. This is how I received the plant. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
May 12, 2018 6:39 AM CST
It's hard to say what is causing those symptoms. Can you post a photo that shows the entire plant, including its pot? Where did it come from and how was it cared for?
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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Illinois
Ellavin
May 12, 2018 9:20 AM CST
Thank you for your swift reply! I received it in a 9" growers pot, that's when these photos are from just a couple days ago. It came from florida, I ordered it online. It is now in a plastic 12" pot with plenty of drainage. But I received it looking this way in the growers pot.
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
Profess plant consultant & educator
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WillC
May 13, 2018 11:13 AM CST
It's hard to pinpoint the cause of the leaf discoloration and holes. Your plant has been stressed by the transport, the repotting that you did, and we don't know what condition it was in when it was shipped. What matters is caring for it going forward.

Make sure it is close to and right in front of a sunny window. The more indoor light it gets the better it will do.

Remove any soil that you added to the top of the original rootball when you repotted. That soil serves no useful purpose and will keep oxygen from penetrating into the root zone. After you have removed that excuses soil, then water your Fig as soon as the surface of the remaining soil feels almost dry. Add just enough water so that it reaches that level of dryness again in about a week.

No need to increase humidity, mist or use fertilizer.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at [email protected]
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
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