Can’t identify issue with fiddle leaf

By | 2019-01-06T23:06:03+00:00 January 6th, 2019|1 Comment

Hi there, my fiddle leaf has all of a sudden taken a bad turn! It’s almosr 2 years old and has been thriving up until now – it’s summer in Australia and he’s now developed these brown patches. I recently moved apartment and he was doing okay in a certain spot and roughly the same amount of indirect light as in my previous apartment. However about a month ago I moved him next to

a window and then these patches showed up. I’ve moved him back now but the patches are appearing on more leaves. I water him once a week and dust regularly. I also let him sit outside to drain properly once a week. I will possibly repot tomorrow to check the roots. Any ideas?

By | 2019-01-06T23:06:03+00:00 January 6th, 2019|1 Comment
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    If you recently moved, it could be caused by trauma from moving the plant. Brown spots on a new plant that show up a week or so after you move your plant are often from physical trauma. This is because the large leaves on a fiddle leaf fig are often damaged during a move and the bruises left of the plant will turn brown over time. Brown spots from physical trauma are certainly a bummer, but they do not need treatment and your plant will generally recover very well. The tell-tale sign of these type of brown spots on an otherwise very healthy leaf and plant.
    Thank you!
    Claire

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