PROBLEM 1: RED DOTS APPEAR ON NEW LEAVES
Are you seeing little red dots on your Fiddle Leaf Fig leaves? If the plant is otherwise healthy, it is likely due to irregular watering. Yup, that's right. Often, these little dots will appear on new growth when your Fiddle Leaf Fig gets a drink sporadically, rather than regularly. Try to keep the watering schedule to 10-14 days, and DON'T WORRY! They will disappear!
PROBLEM 2: LEAVES START DROPPING AND FALLING
This is a tough one because it can be caused by sooooo many things. Here are some of the most common things to run through your mental 'checklist'.
Overwatering: Overwatering can cause the soil to become soggy and roots start to rot. You'll see squishy soil and leaves starting to fall.
Underwatering: The soil becomes dry, making it difficult for the plant to absorb water and nutrients. Look for brittle, droopy leaves.
Lack of sunlight: HOT TIP: Fiddle Leaf Figs grow fantastically in Central America, so try shifting them to a brighter spot!
Pests or disease: Mealybugs and Spider Mites can be a big problem for these plants. Keep an eye out for critters, and take action if you notice anything strange!
PROBLEM 3: BROWN EDGES START APPEARING ON MY LEAVES
More often than not, this is a watering and humidity issue. Remember that Fiddle's love a nice, bright, humid environment. You'll see them growing in Central and South America, drinking in that humid air. Crispy leaves often mean a lack of humidity or under-watering, particularly when it appears on the edges of your plant.
PROBLEM 4: I GET LITTLE OR NO GROWTH
Focus on bright, indirect light and a good dose of Grow Concentrate with every water. You'll start to see new leaves in no time. Oh, remember! Dust can build up on leaves, blocking those precious UV rays. Give them a wipe with our Leaf Cleaning Gloves and a spritz of Protect - it will help with growth too!