Dealing With Common Fiddle Leaf Fig Pests & Diseases – The Essentials
Fiddle Leaf Figs are susceptible to mealybug, aphid, spider mite, and scale infestations. Flying pests like whiteflies and fungus gnats are also common, as well as root rot and bacterial disease.
Rapidly spreading and hard to control, aphids are tough pests to face. While they are more common in outdoor gardens (particularly vegetable gardens), they can make their way indoors and to your Fiddle Leaf Fig.
Another soft-bodied pest, whiteflies, also feed on the plant sap of large Fiddle Leaf Fig leaves. Due to their small wings and ability to fly, they will generally jump off the plant if you shake it gently.