Erin Hidy
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About Me
  • Birthday January 25th, 1988
  • Country United States
  • Interests
    Yoga and plants
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  • Please help my Flf bendy stem
    Sorry, long post....but I came home today to find that the top portion of my fiddle Leaf figs stem was droopy and a little squishy (about 1-2 inches and the two top leaves). I fastened the stem with a chopstick for strength but I don't know if I should cut the top off. The rest of the stalk feels strong/snappy and the leaves are still perky and not droopy at all. I've had this flf for about 2 months. She's grown some new leaves, haven't seen much droop or discolored leaves, and I've only watered her 2-3 times when the top soil was dry (she came pretty moist from the nursery with a layer of mossy geeen on top that has long been gone). Most recently, I watered her in the shower to also clean her leaves. She is usually located in my bedroom with a humidifier across the way. Both my bedroom and living room have a north east facing window. The sun finally came out on Saturday so I moved her closer to the window to get some rays but it has otherwise been very foggy and rainy in SF so maybe it wasn't getting enough sun? I don't understand what could have happened within a week and I am having a very hard time finding an answer/solution for a Flf with a Bendy stem
  • Sad spotty philodendron
    Hello plant gang!

    I've had this Lil guy for about 6 months, and honestly, it has never looked great....upon taking it home, it had stippling and little yellow dots. In the past, I have treated it with neem oil and a systemic pesticide. Since then, I have repotted it with fresh soil and clean the leaves ones a week. I wait for it to dry out pretty well before watering and keep it in a bright spot in my living room. But still these orange rusty colored spots have not gone fact they look bigger. Any thoughts?
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      Paris Lalicata I agree with Pei! If the spots are spreading then this is most likely a fungal infection - but should bounce back just fine after removing infected leaves and altering care. It may be even beneficial to spray the foliage with a fungicide for about a week to help prevent the spread! I did this with my Philo Congo recently and thought it helped encourage the infection to cease faster- good luck!
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      Pei [309832,Erin Hidy] How often and how much do you water? Does the planter have a drianage hole? It looks like fungal infection to me that unfortunately it won't heal itself. I recommend to snip off the damaged leaf as close to the soil line as possible. Put it in a warm, bright to indirect bright light environment. water it only when the soil has completely dry out. with the proper care, your plant should be happy again!
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      Erin Hidy Another leaf, top side
  • Fiddle Leaf Fig Troubleshooting
    My fiddle Leaf fig has been struggling for a bit. It's leggy with not a whole lot of new growth... The smaller lower leaves it did have, I plucked off because they were covered in brown spots and I was worried it was a fungal infection. ... I have already checked for root rot and am in the clear. But just in case, I let the soil dry out really well before watering again this morning. The leaves started to look green again, but tonight when I came home, I found NEW big brown spots on the leaves. What could this be?
  • Arrowhead plant trouble
    The leaves on my plant has started to develop little brown cracks and holes along the top edges and center veins of the leaf . Is this not enough humidity? A pest? Or a fungal infection??
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Erin! The spots on the foliage appears to be water soaked lesions. This happens when water droplets land on the foliage and don't have the right conditions in order to evaporate, therefor they soak right into the leaf killing the plant tissue. Although these will remain as scars now, they shouldn't cause the rest of the leaf to decline in any way. To avoid this simply try keeping the leaves dry and avoid splashing water onto the leaves!
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      Erin Hidy Leaf
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      Erin Hidy Another leaf
  • Rubber tree help
    Hi! I've had my rubber tree for a couple months now. The leaves have brown spots, and silvery splotches on them. I recently repotted it and it seemed to be doing well, and slot growing, the the molten leaves are still present.
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      Paris Lalicata I agree with Pei! It looks like it could spider mite damage if you notice any microscopic spiders or fine webbing on the leaves or stems. If not however, it looks like it could be a fungal/bacterial infection if the plant was in too moist/humid conditions without proper air circulation or light!
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      Pei [309832,Erin Hidy] it looks like it has spider mite infestations. Do Do you see any fine webbings on the back of the leaves?
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      Erin Hidy Brown spot
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