my 3 yr old fig tree is not doing well I need some help.
it is very hot here (very) i do water it daily and water do drain well. I do apply fertilizers every 2 -3 wk. I did change the soil a year ago . Advise is needed
Move to a place with mid-day shade.
i will move here hope it will solve here problem and to get better leaves.
What kind of fig tree is it? I hope moving the tree to a place where it can get some shade from the hottest sun of the day will help her.
What kind of soil do you have in the pot?
You also need a larger pot.
Your tree looks like it is suffering from salt toxicity or fertilizer burn. the dead leaf tips are a symptom. What type of soil did you use? Are you following the directions on the fert?
I am not sure what type of fig tree it is. I bought from near by nursery 3 yr ago.
This is the first time to produce 2 figs :-(
I did change the soil exactly a year ago with Peat Moss.
I have been fertilizing here every 3 week, she had a lot of very green leaf I thought to support here more with fertilizer.
Next time you water, go back to the fig and water it again with lots of water, this will remove any extra salt/fertilizer. Your potting mix may also be suffocating your trees roots because peat moss can deteriorate quickly and compact, if water sits on top of the soil for more than a few seconds it is draining poorly. And if you have not amended with dolomitic limestone then you should dissolve 1 T. in its water to add back Ca and Mg. It could be some micronutrient deficiency caused by low ph (no calcium) as well.
By Fertilizing so often you made the soil too acidic.
Apply powder limestone to sweeten the soil,and make sure you have plenty of drainage holes not only a couple.
Is that pot you have it in concrete? Does it have drain holes? If not then I would place it in a pot that has holes.
i did flush the soil, i.e fill it with almost a bucket of water and it did drain.
the pot is made of fiber and it got one big draining hole in the middle. I think it is difficult now to make more holes may be in the future when i change the soil or something
I did move it to a semi shaded place since all sites advise that fig does not tolerate strong Sun
BTW how frequent should i apply fertilizer for this type of plant ?
good news / bad news
good news :
bad news, i lost one fig so only one fig on board (very sad day for me ) Now I should wait for next year to have more figs !!!
What about lime? Very important when using peat moss.