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Posted 1Y ago by @HopefulDill

Leafs driyng out on a crawling fig

What can be the cause? I suppose underwatering, but i'm not sure. I water once a week or so.
My cats knocked it over couple says ago and i found a mesh around base of the plant, I removed it and also put plant into a pot that's a bit smaller, because the nursery one was way too big. #fig #plantsmakepeoplehappy #helpneeded #helpmenotkillit #newplantmom
10ft to light, direct
3” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 year ago
@HopefulDill Hello πŸ‘‹ Usta!

The cause of dry and shrivelled leaves in Climbing Fig is low humidity.

To raise humidity for the plant, set the pot on a wet pebble tray or use a cool mist humidifier.

How to Make a Pebble Tray for Houseplants to Increase humidity

Arrange a shallow dish or tray, decorative pebbles, and clean filtered water to make a pebble tray for your thirsty houseplants.

Cover 2-3 inches of the shallow dish with pebbles. Spread them evenly to ensure a flat surface.
Fill the tray halfway with clean filtered water.

Place the houseplant in the center of the tray.

Few Things to Keep in Mind

Keep certain conditions in mind to ensure your pebble tray doesn’t pose a challenge to the plant health:

Make sure the top half-inch of the pebbles remains dry. Water should not enter the pot through the drainage holes.

Clean the tray along with the pebbles thoroughly every two weeks to prevent bacterial or fungal infestation.

Use lukewarm, filtered water to boost the evaporation process.

Leave the whole fixture at an open, airy spot with filtered sunlight.

Keep an eye on the water level, refill once it gets completely evaporated.

The photos I added are samples of pebble trays.
@KikiGoldblatt
Thank you!
@HopefulDill you are so very welcome Usta. πŸ’•
Hi, Usta!! Welcome to Greg!

Kristy is right, but the east answer is never let the soil dry out.

I've had mine for a long time. I have the green creeping fig and the string of turtles and I keep the pots in water. They like to be in their own bog.

Maybe it helps that we live in a pretty humid area, but the key is NEVER let them dry out EVER.

The creeping fig sits in a vase of water and I keep water in the little metal saucer under the string of frogs.

It's taken me a LONG time to figure it out, but that's the key! ☺️
@sarahsalith yours is gorgeous πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ₯°πŸ₯°
@sarahsalith
Thank you! I didn't know they like lots of water!
Your plants look so healthy and happy😍
@HopefulDill they are just boggy plants, like Venus Fly Traps. They can't STAND to dry out.