brown spots/edges and losing leaves

By | 2019-01-07T00:04:53+00:00 January 7th, 2019|1 Comment

My fiddle leaf fig has brown edges and spots that seem to be expanding quite rapidly. Previously I was told this was leaf burn so I moved it from its original location (3m across from an Australian north facing window which gets very strong morning light). Its new location is to a corner in the same room which gets less light as per picture attached.

Since then I lost about 10 leaves some of which I cut as they were very brown, or they fell off naturally. Plant nurseries I’ve visited have said it’s due to over watering. I was previously letting it dry between waterings using a moisture meter and waiting for it to get below level 3 and then giving it a good drenching and letting the water drain out as per most instructions I’ve seen online but have now been told to only give it one cup a week. Which is the correct watering method I should follow and also should I move it back to its original location where it gets more light?

I’ve also replanted it in the same plastic pot it came in mixing in a couple of handfuls of perlite.

By | 2019-01-07T00:04:53+00:00 January 7th, 2019|1 Comment
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    Hi Kristie K,
    Looks like root rot to me - I would move to a sunny location and stay put. Try aeration: https://fiddleleaffigplant.com/aerating-your-soil-for-a-healthier-fiddle-leaf-fig-plant/
    Then water a small amount each week and it should resolve. We're working hard on a root rot treatment that will be out soon. It's tough to beat but I think your plant looks healthy enough to survive!

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