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Help! Two fig trees share one pot...one is thriving the other is not
#386793 Mar 16th, 2015 at 12:20 PM
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About a month and a half ago I purchased a 3/4 foot tall fiddle leaf fig tree. It's actually two fiddles that are side by side in one pot. Both plants were happy and healthy when I brought them home. They sit inside in my apartment near two very large south-facing windows and get good light but not too much direct light. I've been rotating the pot every few weeks to ensure each side gets equal light and doesn't start to grow crooked.

Within the past month or so, one of the trees has thrived (the left side) while the other tree (right side) has incredibly droopy leaves that have begun to drop. The leaves on the right tree seem to be getting droopier by the day. A few photos of the tree and the dropped leaves are below.

Any idea why one of the trees seems to be totally healthy and the other is so droopy? I've been particularly careful not to overwater - giving it one healthy sized can of water once a week.

Any advice and help much appreciated! I really don't want to lose my one tree :(

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willyen #386794 Mar 16th, 2015 at 01:26 PM
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well right off the bat, especially since one is doing well & one is not, I would repot them so that they both have their own pot. If you go that route, clean off the dirt from the roots of the sick tree & look at it for infestation. when you are done studying it, spray off the roots with room temperature water to make sure the roots are clean & clear. Repot with new soil for both.

hopefully someone who has owned/does own Fig trees will come along with some more exacting advice.



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Re: Help! Two fig trees share one pot...one is thriving the other is not
willyen #386809 Mar 17th, 2015 at 08:16 PM
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Your pics are not showing...you need to use a picture site to copy and paste. I use photobucket.

I had the same thing happen with an umbrella plant. I just cut the ailing plant off at the base and crossed my fingers that it wasn't an infestation as Junie explained to you.

BTW: I have never owned a fig tree either.


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Sunflowers #386889 Mar 20th, 2015 at 09:27 PM
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I have one online friend who doesn't have to use a copy paste site to put photos on a forum .Did you everhear of that one?
ever hear of rocket.com or rocket.net


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