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Jun 2, 2018 6:30 PM CST
Hi all,

Is it normal for a fiddle leaf fig to have holes in some leaves or is it a sign of bad watering schedule? Only two leaves are affected. Some leaves have spots and i am wondering if they are infested. Should i prune the ones with holes ?

Appreciate any help.
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Jun 3, 2018 6:07 AM CST
What makes you think that improper watering would put holes in leaves? I am not an expert on these guys but I grew mine in a bright window that got an hour or so of morning sun. Too dull a window, leaves get very dark green. Too bright they start to yellow. Keep it evenly moist. Water ell when top inch of soil is dry,
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Jun 3, 2018 6:13 AM CST
Doing that already. Initial watering scheule was erratic. This is an old leaf. I used to mist and keep it near the window. Remeber reading somewhere that big leaves can have holes if they dry out and then watered a lot immediately after. Not an expert either. Hence asking. 😊
Name: Will Creed
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Jun 3, 2018 8:54 AM CST
It is possible that if the soil gets too dry at the time that a new leaf emerges, that leaf may have some distortions in shape or color. Such leaves are not diseased and the only reason to remove them is for aesthetics.

Overall, your Fig is fine and does not require any adjustments as long as new leaves come in healthy. Better to water as soon as the surface of the soil feels dry.
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