Leaves are the main decoration of a ficus. Moreover, they can inform you about health conditions of the plant. Follow simple tips to preserve green, tough and strong leaves.
If you see that young leaves are too little and old are yellow, it means that the plant lacks nourishing elements. You need to fertilize the soil or transplant your weeping fig.
In case of yellow spots appearance stop watering for a while. This notion signals about abundant watering.
Leaves may also become dry and yellow because of direct sun rays. Shedding of lower leaves is a natural phenomenon, especially in the indoor environment, but the barrel should not be completely bare.
Full exposure of the trunk can occur because of delayed transplantation or transplantation in poor soil, sudden changes in temperature and light regimes.
Brown spots on the edges may signal about high temperature in the room, dry air or overfeeding.
If you haven’t grown this plant before, you surely are unaware how to care for ficus benjamina. In fact, it isn’t as difficult as may seem because ficus is unpretentious. Here are my simple recommendations how to care ficus benjamina. Personally I think that it takes little time and brings much joy.
As for watering, I recommend to do it moderately. It is also important to spray leaves with boiled warm water.
When people ask me about fertilizing, I advise to do it abundantly from May to September once in 2-4 weeks. Use organic and mineral fertilizers that can be bought in special stores. Nourish the plant once a month from October to April.
If you wonder where to place the pot with ficus, I recommend keeping ficus benjamina outdoors in summer, for instance in the garden or on the balcony. However, avoid direct sunlight. If you keep ficus benjamina indoors, the temperature should be at least 10° С and the air humidity – 50-75%.