What does an underwatered fiddle leaf fig look like?
Underwatering Symptoms: Brown spots starting on the edges of its leaves, curling leaves from the edges inward, leaf drop (can affect all leaves on the plant, not just the lower leaves). Underwatered Fiddle Leaf Figs will also have dry, hard soil that recedes and shrinks away from the edge of the pot.
Why is my fiddle leaf fig dropping leaves?
Lack of watering and very dry air can cause a fiddle leaf fig to drop leaves. Take care not to put your plant in direct sun or near a heating vent, where it is blasted with dry air regularly. Fiddle leaf figs do not like drafts, so picking a spot away from any vents or blasts of hot air is ideal.
How often do you water fiddle leaf figs?
The number one way to kill a fiddle leaf fig is to overwater it or not allow for proper drainage. Water your plant about once a week or every 10 days. As we mentioned earlier, FLFs are native to a rainforest-like environment, which means they’re used to receiving a huge deluge of water with dry spells in between.