How do I know if my fiddle leaf has spider mites?
One of the most tell-tale signs of spider mites are small, dark red or brown dots on the leaves. These are the insects themselves, so look closely with magnifying glass to see if the dots are moving. This might also indicate where the spider mites have started to snack on your fiddle leaf fig’s leaves!
Are fiddle leaf figs prone to spider mites?
Fiddle Leaf Figs are susceptible to common insects that attack houseplants, such as scale, spider mites, mealybugs, and fungus gnats. Most pests can be treated with neem oil or insecticidal soap.
Can leaves recover from spider mites?
Plants with mite damage limited to a few leaves will usually recover without special care. But plants stressed by more significant spider mite damage will require extra attention. Make sure your plant gets the appropriate amount of sunlight. Keep soil moisture consistent so the soil is never soggy or too dried out.