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My Scheffelera is losing leaves - HELP!
#52198 December 9th, 2006 at 10:04 AM
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I recieved a planter basket for a funeral and I re potted 2 Scheffeleras together in a 10" pot. While it was in the basket, I had it near a light with a grow bulb. I relocated it in a shadier area up high on a shelf after I noticed it was losing leaves and stems. When I re potted it, I used a liquid fertilizer with water. What am I doing wrong? I really want to save this plant. Not to mention, I don't want to hear my husband tease me about killing yet another plant!

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#52199 December 9th, 2006 at 10:45 AM
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changes can cause plants to have problems

ex. repotting, light change, location change

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#52200 December 9th, 2006 at 09:14 PM
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Light changes,temp changes can cause this. They need to get acclimated to their new place before you try doing anything to them. Let it dry out between waterings and no fertilzer for about 3-4 weeks. Brighter light, not direct sun but shaded sun. Look for insects like spider mites or aphids. Safer killing soap will take care of them IF you have them, follwo lable directions.

Happy holidays!

Tom

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#52201 December 9th, 2006 at 09:33 PM
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About how long will this "shedding" last before I get worried?

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#52202 December 11th, 2006 at 09:15 AM
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as long as you have leaves, especially new leaves, don't worry about it. the older, dropped leaves are from the changes, they can't adjust. the new leaves will be fine. it can take a few days or several weeks.


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