That’s not where roots are meant to be!
by Rhiahne Ralph
(Sydney, NSW, Australia)
I have this beautiful 2m tall fiddle leave fig in my bedroom. It’s been here for approx 3 months after purchasing second hand.
It sits in the corner of my bedroom with lots of light.
It was originally 2.5 m tall but I had to trim so it would fit!
Over the last week I have noticed that some leaves at the top were starting to yellow and fall off. On closer inspection I discovered what looks like roots growing out of the stem, About 10cm from the top. All the leaves above where the roots were growing were the ones turning yellow.
I have now discovered another few leaves yellowing and looked at the stem to find more roots growing out. This is about 1/4 way up the plant.
What are these things growing out of the stem and is this what is causing the leaves to die? What can I do to save it?!