What are these white spots on my fig tree's leaves?

jfriesneMarch 12, 2012

Hi all,

I've got a year-old fig tree (ficus carica) that seems quite healthy, but today I noticed that white spots are appearing on its leaves (see photo at this link: http://www.lcscanada.com/jaf/fig_spots.jpg ). What are these spots? Should I be worried? Is there something I should do to help this tree?

Thanks,

Jeremy

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wildforager(5b-WI)

Looks like hard water was sprayed & dried on the leaves. I'm guessing that the minerals left behind will wipe off. I wouldn't be worried.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 4:22PM
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jfriesne

Well, the spots do come off easily when wiped with a wet paper towel, so hopefully you are right. Thanks!

-Jeremy

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 5:00PM
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emcewepa

The white spots I see on my Ficus tree are just one spot at the base of the leaf where the branch starts. Is this a bug or something else; the leaves do turn yellow and drop over time. I have changed the soil and removed all these white dots by hand. Help.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 11:20AM
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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

emcewepa-
Pictures would help...

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 12:46AM
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hoosierbanana

It can actually happen on it's own, without water spray. Plants get rid of excess salts through their stomata, whic is what you are seeing. A little rain or shower with the hose and it should be all gone.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 8:49AM
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