Brown spots on lower leaves- bacterial?

By | 2019-01-06T16:15:24+00:00 January 6th, 2019|1 Comment

Four days ago, I noticed a brown spot on the lower leaf of my FLF. It has grown and has some white residue on the edges, and a second leaf is also affected, and it looks like a third is about to start to brown. There is a little white residue on the top surface of a couple leaves. I thought it might have root rot, so I pulled it out but the soil was dry (I could only feel a little moisture from the outside of the root ball at the bottom.) any ideas on what’s ailing it?

I have had my plant for about 8-10 weeks. It was last watered about 2.5 weeks ago. I typically water it 24 ounces every two weeks. It is potted with miracle gro moisture control soil in a container that has drainage holes. It typically gets light from about 9am-1 or 2pm, but mostly on the upper leaves. It also lost two leaves in December.

Thanks in advance!

By | 2019-01-06T16:15:24+00:00 January 6th, 2019|1 Comment
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    Hi Sarah,
    This looks like a fungus to me - you can spray with a fungicide but also try aeration and make sure you let it fully dry out between waterings: https://fiddleleaffigplant.com/aerating-your-soil-for-a-healthier-fiddle-leaf-fig-plant/
    Remove the leaves with problems and keep them away from your other plants, as it can spread. Hope that helps!
    Claire

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