Ficus Benjimana - Dropping Leaves

Penny Morgan PMORGAN2 at nc.rr.com
Fri Aug 24 10:35:58 EST 2001


I looked up your plant and it says:

It thrives on rich, steadily moist (not wet) soil, frequent light feeding,
and abundant light.

I'm guessing that it may be a problem with too much standing water.  Try
watering once a week

Penny
Zone 7 - North Carolina
Brian <d0lem1te at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Xns910281C00BE0Bd0lem1tehotmailcom at 207.217.77.23...
> I have a Ficus that I repotted about 1 year ago.  At first, it thrived.
New
> growth, nice healthy leaves, etc.  Over the last month, the leaves have
been
> turning brown and dropping.  Is this normal for an indoor Ficus?  I don't
> remember it doing this last year.  I'm by no means a plant expert, but I
> always seemed to be lucky with this one.  It's in a pot that has a
resivoir
> bottom, and I keep it filled.  I use Miracle Grow(tm) on my plants.  Am I
> over-watering?  It's in a room with moderate afternoon sunlight.
>
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Brian.





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