help me save Benjamin ?

Stephen Jankalski CEREOID at prodigy.net
Mon Jul 3 11:50:44 EST 2000


Give the plant to Bob Kirk.

He thinks the "Weeping Fig",  Ficus benjamina is wonderful.

I would say get rid of it and get something not so temperamental.

"Mario Desiderio" <mandm at flashnet.it> wrote in message
news:39608D38.67F980FD at flashnet.it...
> Hello,
>
> I have a big Benjamin planted in a vase, it is almost 2 meters tall, not
> so many leaves,
> it frequently looses many leaves during winter and regain in summer.
>
> This summer new leaves tried to come out, but not so many survive, why ?
>
> Now it is getting even worst it is loosing many leaves specially 2 of
> the 3 main stems of the plant.
>
> Also these 2 stems in worst condition the skin is coming off ? why ?
>
> What can I do ?
>
> The plant is outside in a balcony and it gets direct sun only late
> afternoon.
>
> How much watering it needs ?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mario
>







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