Micky Hingorani
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  • Fiddle Leaf Fig Leaves Discolored and Falling Off
    <div>Hello,</div><div><br></div><div>Our fiddle leaf fig isn't looking great. It's interior, older leaves are discolored and falling off. At least, the outer, newer leaves still look dark green and vibrant.</div><div><br></div><div>It's in the lobby of our building. It's not too cold in there but it must be dry this time of year. However, I read that interior leaves falling off is a sign of overwatering.</div><div><br></div><div>Any thoughts would be much appreciated!</div><div><br></div><div>Thank you,</div><div>Micky</div>
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      Nate Hi Micky, I killed several fiddle leaf figs this year before I figured out that light was the key. Mine gets plenty of light in a south window and has been looking great/hasnt lost any leaves since I brought it home.
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Micky! The yellowing you see here could be due to overwatering- either due to the plant not receiving enough light, or being watered before it's ready. It's best to allow the soil to dry out completely for the Fiddle leaf Fig! I would recommend removing the chlorotic leaves since they won't be able to bounce back to help you further monitor the plant. It should bounce back just fine once care is adjusted. However, if you don't believe it's due to overwatering then it could be a nutrient deficiency if the plants soil hasn't been replenished in over a year!