Help with Fiddle Leaf Fig

Sep 23, 2017
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My fiddle leaf fig needs some help! Several issues seem to be going on:

1. Copper-colored large spots, some of which turn cripsy. What are these from? How do I make them better?

2. Tiny red dots on new leaves, which tend to grow out ok.

3. Mealy bugs (mild infestation, which I am managing with frequent neem oil sprays and leaf-wiping, plus manual removal). They are almost all gone now. Do the mealy bugs cause those tiny red dots?

4. Leggy trunks. I think this has to do with pruning ... but I'm afraid to prune this tree with all the other leaf problems going on. If I prune the ones at the top, then only the damaged leaves with copper spots are left, and it seems like that wouldn't be great for the plant.

See the photos for details. I have the plant in a sunroom (no windows on the ceiling, but the south wall is a 1 big window and the larger west-facing side is all windows. No windows on the north side). Lots of bright indirect light all year round, but I live in the PNW, so there are lots of clouds and not much light in the winter. Some direct light when the sun is shining through the windows. Temps get up to 90 degrees in the summer (but good ventilation with breezes blowing through), down to 40s in the winter. I use a soil moisture monitor and water whenever the plant is totally dry.

Any advice?


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