How do you fix root rot on fiddle leaf figs?
- Rinse all the roots throughly with water.
- With a new container with good drainage, repot your plant with fresh, fast-draining soil.
- Place your Fiddle in bright, indirect light (these plants are picky about this!) and water once.
Will root rot go away on its own?
Root rot cannot be reversed. Treating root rot involves removing any roots/foliage that are rotting and repotting the plant in fresh soil in an effort to give the remaining healthy roots a new start.
How do I know if my fiddle has root rot?
Roots affected by root rot will be dark and feel mushy compared to the firm and pliable roots of a healthy plant. A fiddle leaf fig that has brown spots and is dropping leaves is likely affected by root rot. In an effort to save itself, your plant may shed the diseased leaves until it has no leaves left.