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The Fiddle Leaf Fig version

Updated: Dec 26, 2021

My Fiddle Leaf Fig, which really stands for finicky little fucker, has gone to the upper room. I’ll try again in the spring, if I can find room amidst the plants I have already collected.

It was beautiful as it grew outside on my deck over the summer...and then I had to bring it in the house in late fall. I repotted it and the leaves started getting discolored and these brown spots that spread like the blob. I think it got some kind of disease which caused the brown spots to form on the leaves...or maybe it was a fungal infection...and then they fell off, often 2 or 3 at a time. Soon, my robust plant became a twig with sporadic longer living its best life.

When I transplanted it in late September, some of the roots on the top of the plant were exposed. I was advised to cover the roots and water regularly, which I did, albeit apparently to late. I tried to save it...but ya win some and then ya lose some...

I used to save plants...I decided at the end of last year that I was no longer interested in saving plants or anything or anyone else...decided to surrender them to the Creator of all things and lighten my load.

What plants have you lost during this season of shorter days and drier air and non-tropical conditions? Or, more importantly, what have you released that no longer serves you?


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