Sad Fiddle Leaf Fig
The leaves are often droopy. Two have these brown patches. It’s in a south-facing window, watered every 3-4 weeks because the pot is deep, and I don’t want to over water it. <br><br>Any suggestions? 
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    PlntNrd That’s way too long to let a fiddle go without water. They need to be watered when just the top surface becomes dry to the touch. They do not like soil to be totally dried out or to be dry for long periods of time. Those brown patches are from underwatering. Depending on the size of your pot and the type of soil you should probably be watering about every 7 days. But like I said, the best way to know, is when the top surface of the soil feels dry, don’t let it dry an inch or more down, then water it thoroughly until it comes out the drainage hole. These also like a lot of humidity, so you may need to raise humidity levels around it, but dry brown spots starting at the edges of fiddle leaves are tell tale signs of underwatering. Since you have been underwatering it, you can’t just suddenly give it a bunch of water. You need to give a little more every time you water it until you get to the right amount. That way, you get it used to more water slowly.
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    Pei Hey [291093,dekadaye], how much water do you give it each time? South facing widow is perfect for Fiddle and 3-4 week watering schedule is ok too, IMO. But you might want to aim up the amount of water a bit!
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      dekadaye I don’t know exactly how much water I use. I water until it runs through the drainage hole. Will try adjusting the amount next month. Thank you!
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        Pei Does the pot has drainage holes?

        A good rule of thumb is to always check the soil-make sure it feels dry to touch at least 2" to 3" deep-before you water!