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Genus of woody trees, shrubs, vines, and epiphytes; also known as "fig trees".

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Can I still revive my poor black prince?

I got this black prince almost a yr ago. I initially kept it indoors but eventually put it outside (east facing with direct morning sun) where it thrived and grew well. I placed it back inside but ...
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Ficus bonsai has leaves that turn copper, why?

I have a bonsai ficus ("ficus elastica bonsai" I think). For the last 2 weeks, some of the leaves are getting a little black/red (copper color). I took a picture. It seems, but I'm not sure, ...
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Self watering planters. Top watering strategies

There really isn’t much definitive information on self watering pots. I’ve planted 3 6ft tall fiddle leaf plants in a Lechuza 43cm pot. The pot instructions say every third watering fill the reservoir ...
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Ficus Elastica - yellow and red spots, please help!

I bought a Ficus elastica and noticed some strange spots! Could you please help identify the problem and offer some help? Thank you so much! Larger versions of the photo are on reddit here. Thank you ...
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Fiddle leaf fig root rot or bacteria

I recently moved to a new home and my fiddle started showing signs of stress and infection. At first I thought it was root rot but she also started yellowing some leaves and a few leaves have spots in ...
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Rubber plant leaves turning yellow

I recently bought a rubber plant and repotted it as it was root bound. I'm noticing the leaves are turning yellow with black brown spots on them. I'm watering fine and gave ample fertilizer. It's been ...
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Indoor rubber plant losing leaves

This forum has been a great source of info and help for years, so before I begin, thanks to everyone who takes the time to pitch in with answers. I've had a ficus elastica since December 2019. For the ...
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Rubber plant is dying!

I can't seem to save my rubber plant for some reason! Would really appreciate all the help I can get please :) I bought a rubber plant last year and it has been okay ever since I moved it from the ...
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Fiddle leaf tree - is this root dead?

Please check images below. The fiddle leaf tree has been losing leaves, and they were brown at their endings. When the leaves fall, I noticed inside there is a brownish water. Is it possible to save ...
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Can I save my rubber tree?

I have a rubber tree that's probably 5-7 years old and that's been kept in the same smallish pot the entire time. I've trimmed the tree once. It is about 70cm/2ft tall. I don't have a bigger spot for ...
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Ficus religiosa leaves turning brown and yellow

Ficus religiosa leaves are falling off, some by turning yellow, and some by turning brown. I tried treating with fungicide thrice with 3 days gap in between, which is of no use. I use vermicompost as ...
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How to help wilted rubber tree? Found on curb

I found this Rubber Tree out on the curb this morning - for ref, I’m in NYC and it’s 52F here today. I’m not sure if it was left out overnight but last night the temp got down to ~47F. As you can see ...
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Ficus benjamina care and reviving

Someone in our house put a ficus benjamina onto a staircase, which basically means 'thrown away'. The tree is in moderate or poor condition. I think it will not have enough light in this place (there ...
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How close can I cut roots on large established ficus trees without killing the tree or causing it to fall over?

We have 3 trees that are about 30 years old and maybe 30 feet tall. We are installing new patios and want to cut the roots back so they don't buckle the patios. The trees are about 10 feet away from ...
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“Ficus elasticus” losing leaves

I've had this Ficus for 3 months now. It started dropping the bottom leaves first, but as there was nothing else wrong and the bottom stem was hardening I assumed it's becoming more like a tree. Last ...
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My “Ficus religiosa” sapling stopped growing. How to make it grow again?

I received this sapling more than 14 months back (April 2019). I had been growing this indoors in the same pot I received it until recently when I switched to a bigger pot in the picture below. I was ...
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Bonsai ficus has brown spots on leaves — how do I diagnose and cure?

My ficus bonsai has these brown spots: It's only a few leaves, but obviously I want to get ahead of it. Preliminary Googlage says that this can be caused by bacteria or fungi or insects: how can I ...
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Ficus elastica (robusta): what larva are these, and what is this white buildup?

my ficus has been doing well and growing well over the past 3 years. But recently two things have started happening: New leaves all become yellow and mushy, and sticky strings are sticking out of ...
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Ficus bonsai regrowth

I recently got a ficus bonsai and I've been following instructions to keep it pruned, however, I have a few questions that I can't find information on. I've allowed a few branches to get a bit longer ...
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Found this in a pot today. Anyone know what it is?

Found this in a pot today. Anyone know what it is?
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Why are my Fiddle Leaf Fig's new leaves are dying?

I've had four new leaves show up on my Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus Lyrata). However, a day after they start to unfold, the leaf dries out and turns black. What could be the reason? I got this plant from ...
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Bonsai tree keeps losing leaves

Sorry for asking probably a question that has been asked before, but I really don't know what could I do to improve by bonsai's health. I bought it 1 year ago, and all this time it kept losing leaves. ...
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What is this pest on a weeping fig?

I recently noticed that my weeping fig isn't going well and many of its leaves have white traces and black dots on them. After inspecting the leaves for a while, I think I found the culprit. It is ...
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Ficus big black spots AND white maggots

My Ficus developed black spots (see image), and lost some leaves. When I removed the pot from its ornamental pot, I spotted some white maggots, around 1-5mm (see bad image). Do the maggots have ...
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Why Ficus benjamina Leaves are Curled/Half Closed

few months ago i took cuttings from Ficus mother plant and put them in water after 1 month new root came out and then i put the cuttings in the pot with peat moss and perlite mixture. After another ...
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Caring for Ficus Starlight plant

I have a Ficus Starlight with green and yellow leaves. The size of the leaves are small, not very big. Is this plant require same care as weeping fig? What is the correct soil mix for this plant and ...
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What is the best light timing for an indoor ficus bonsai in both the winter and summer?

I recently got an indoor ficus bonsai and it's doing well. I bought a grow light for it and I put it on a timer, but I'm not sure what the best light timing is for the plant. I'm having trouble ...
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How long do I wait to wire my ficus bonsai after re-potting it?

I recently got a ficus bonsai 3 days ago. It's responding well, however, it needs some wiring, pruning and general reshaping before the spring/summer growth. I was wondering how long should I wait ...
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Falling yellow Fiddle fig leaves

My fiddle fig leaves have started to become yellowish and fall. In last one week two leaves have fallen. Not sure why is that. We water it every 15-20 days so as not to over water it. Any how to fix ...
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What is the crust growing on my ficus pot?

This plant was very and thriving. Over the last few weeks it began to drop it's leaves and form a crust on the pot & some of it's bark. How do I fix the problem?
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How many brown-spot leaves to trim from my fiddle leaf fig (Ficus lyrata)

I have a new Ficus lyrata I just bought and I think I was over-watering it for awhile. I've stopped but a bunch of the leaves have brown spots on them. Almost all of them do, actually. Maybe one or ...
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Ficus Starlight Leaves “Burn/Burn”

I have Two Ficus starlights in one pot and for some reason one starlight's leaves are getting brown. I water them after 10 days. Last time i gave them NPK 20-20-20 a month ago
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Bonsai Ficus, recently repotted now roots growing from surface

I repotted a Golden gate Ficus bonsai about a month ago and just noticed something today I'm not sure about. It appears 5-6 root tips have hit the sides of the pot, growing on the surface and some ...
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Can anyone help me diagnose issues with my rubber plant?

I bought my rubber plant a couple months ago. I have it in a room that receives bright afternoon light - the window across the room is southwest-facing. When I bought the plant it was quite full but ...
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Advice on caring for large potted Ficus Benjamina

I live in Berlin. When a friend was looking to offload her large Ficus Benjamina, I volunteered to care for it. She has been in my home now for ~10 days and appears to be getting used to the place (...
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Will moss affect my indoor rubber trees?

I've recently found moss growing very prettily in my outdoor pots, which I haven't paid much attention to over winter. I don't expect it'll do very well in summer out there, but I have Ficus elastica ...
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What is happening to my Ficus Benjamina

I've got this Ficus Benjamina for about 3 months now, I think the tree is maybe 5,6 years old. At the begining (in the winter) it was doing ok, but now I have noticed that the leaves are turning ...
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Ficus benjamina variegata: drops leaves but grows new branches

I have got a ficus, presumably Ficus benjamina variegata. It is not in the best shape, presumably because it was a bit overwatered. What confuses me is that it drops leaves (a bad sign) and at the ...
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Ficus Elastic strange leaf shape

My Ficus Elastica looks in great health with the exception of two newish leaves that are curled a little and one leaf that has this strange pattern. It almost looks like something has eaten it but I ...
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Strange spots on leaves on rubber plant (Ficus Black Night)

I purchased this plant about a couple weeks ago and when purchasing I saw these strange tiny black spots underneath the leaves but I went ahead and purchased anyways since it was the last one left. ...
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Reviving rubber tree - almost all leaves are gone - one shoot left

I moved away for a year, and left my rubber tree with a friend - unfortunately I think the move shocked it, and it's now lost almost all of its leaves. Do you have any tips on what I could do to ...
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Can I root a 5 ft branch of ficus lyrata?

I have a large (10 ft +) fiddle leaf ficus in a pot; for 8 months it is outside and grows well. So when cold weather comes ( Global Warming is causing record cold in E TX again) I need to prune it to ...
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Is my rubber plant unhappy?

I bought this ficus a week ago. Already one leaf has dropped and another has these weird spots – but at the same time one new leaf has come through green and another looks to be on its way. Are the ...
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Ficus elastica — Will its leaves uncurl?

I started getting a bit of leaf curl on a rubber fig we bought for our studio a few weeks ago. The soil felt a little damp, so I've slowed down on the watering, but gave the leaves a mist once this ...
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Rubber plant propagation, move to soil

I’m new here :) I’ve been tasked with propagating my mom’s rubber plant when we chopped off the top. I started with leaf propagation in water but after about 6 weeks there were only a few little ...
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Can I save this ficus elastica (rubber tree)?

This tree was so lush when I bought it! I took it home, repotted it, and put it in an indirect sunlit spot by the window that usually has light for at least 6 hours. There was no new growth but I wasn'...
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Black Spots on Rubber Tree

Does any one know the cause of these black spots on my rubber plant? None of the leaves are drooping, but most are getting these black spots. Thanks! Edit: Thanks for the answers. I had a feeling ...
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What is the right plant for obscuring a neighbour's second story window?

I would like to obscure a neighbour's second story window, overlooking my deck (low deck, almost ground level). I can plant a tree, but that means cutting into the deck, not to mention that the area ...
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Brown Tips on Ficus Ginseng Leaves

I have three Ficus Ginseng in my flat. Two of them are very healthy, my third one however is not. I placed it too far from a bright window in the beginning and it lost lots if its leaves. Soon enough, ...
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How to combat a disease taking over my Ficus Religiosa tree

I come from the tropical and temperate climate of Southeast Asia. I have a lovely Ficus Religiosa that sprouted in a small pot on my balcony naturally at about March this year. I transplanted it to a ...