- Wet, soggy, or mushy brown roots.
- Dripping, soaked, or waterlogged soil and roots.
- An unpleasant smell in the soil or around the roots.
Can a Fiddle Leaf Fig recover from root rot?
Given enough time and TLC, your plant can make a full recovery. If your fiddle leaf fig still needs help or you would like to protect it in the future, we’ve spent over a year creating a treatment to protect your plant from root rot infections.
How do you save a Fiddle Leaf Fig with root rot?
If you find your Fiddle Leaf Fig is overwatered or suffering from rot, what exactly can you do to save it? Overwatered Figs should be removed from their pot, inspected for root rot, and any dead or discolored roots should be removed. Then these plants should be repotted with fresh soil in a sterilized container.
What do roots look like with root rot?
Root rot can be identified by the presence of soft, brown roots. The root system of a healthy plant should be firm and white. But when soil is soggy, fungal spores multiply and the fungus starts to spread3, developing in the extremities of the roots first.