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ficus loosing leaves
#135782 Oct 2nd, 2007 at 09:38 AM
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I had my ficus tree outside for the summer. I normally don't like to do that to my houseplants, but our new deck was missing something. I brought the tree in about 10 days ago and right away a lot of the leaves yellowed and starting falling off. It is just continuing. The water seems usual and since I have never taken it outside before I don't know what it is going through. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Tamara from Minnesota #135813 Oct 2nd, 2007 at 11:04 AM
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probably the rapid change in environment.....

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Mrs.Bradley #135853 Oct 2nd, 2007 at 03:02 PM
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I agree, any sudden change will affect a Ficus that way,
it's like the plant equivelent of a temper tantrum. egad
I once saw one drop nearly every last leaf because it was
moved from the right side of a sliding glass door to the left side. rolz

They nearly always recover just fine - but -
be sure you don't over-water during this period,
with less foliage, it may need less water than you're used to giving it. :wink:
Use your fingers to feel about an inch or so deep into the soil.
Also, don't fertilize the plant until it grows some new leaves.

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zuzu's petals #136104 Oct 3rd, 2007 at 04:53 PM
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Ok, I will wait it out. Thanks for the info!

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Tamara from Minnesota #137926 Oct 7th, 2007 at 08:11 AM
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I agree. Ficus are REALLY temperamental of environment changes. It'll spring back shortly. Light, temperature and humidity really effect those.


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