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

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Rubber Plant Leaves Turning Red and Dropping

We bought a rubber plant maybe 5 months ago. Looked like it was thriving inside the OSH store we bought it from. Probably not the best thing to do but we repotted it when we got home (Miracle Grow + ...
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How to prune this gifted rubber tree plant?

I was gifted this beautiful Rubber tree plant that’s unfortunately too wide for my space. It’s pretty leggy and I have no idea where to prune it. There are no leaves at the bottom unfortunately. Any ...
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Black spots on my ruby ficus elastica

Does anyone know what these black spots on my ficus are and how to treat? I had to put it out in the sun when my house was being painted, could it be sunburn? Or maybe a fungus?
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How do encourage my Ficus Lyrata to branch?

I live in Sintra, Portugal and I have two Ficus Lyatra in a greenhouse with enough heat, water and fertilizer. The problem is that they grow vertically and do not branch. They have already almost 3 ...
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Propagating a ficus from cuttings--still alive or not?

I cut off three branches about 16" in length and 1/2 pencil thickness from a large, healthy indoor ficus benjamina. I braided them, dipped them in rooting hormone and stuck them into potting soil,...
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Ficus bonsai dropping leaves and white powder

So I bought a ficus microcarpa bonsai from the store 2 month ago and I noticed a problem since then, some leaves turn partially brown and fall while it's still wet not dry, some new growth also falls ...
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Small Ficus standard root issues?

I have 2 small ficus standards about 3 feet height. The leaves are shaped into balls. If I continue to keep the ball of leaves small (about 1.5 to 2 feet diameter) by regular pruning will this control ...
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What are the dark, dry spots spreading over my rubber tree (ficus elastica)?

My rubber tree has started to exhibit these weird spots under the leaves, it started maybe three months ago, but it took me a while to notice them really. They seem to be spreading from leaf to leaf ...
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Ficus elastica - repot in November?

I’ve just bought a huge ficus elastica from local people, but looks like it has a very small pot - 20x20cm - the plant is 1.80m tall. I’m living in Estonia and the winter is approaching - right now ...
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Replicate natural conditions for plant

I am having a plant that according to my research requires a lot of light but it does not do well in direct sunlight. I am trying to recreate these conditions in an artificial setting (think ...
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Ficus Elastica Robusta - what is wrong with the leaves?

I will be grateful for any advice I can get. My ficus elastica robusta has been doing quite well so far, during the summer a lot of new leaves sprang and even now a few more are apparently on the way. ...
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Why is my ficus tree changing variegation color?

I bought two ficus trees a little over a year ago, one with dark green/white leafs, and a smaller one with dark green/light green leafs. A while ago, the first one started growing leafs with the color ...
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Browning leaves and shiny substance on Ficus Bonsai

I got this ficus bonsai about a month ago from Walmart. When I first took it out of the decorative pot I noticed about 5 little orange worms at the bottom and I immediately let it sit outside for a ...
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Preferred soil for a ficus/rubber tree

What kind of soil is best for a ficus/rubber tree indoor plant? I recently moved across the US and my very healthy ficus was too tall to bring in the car. My old house had amazing light and the plant ...
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What could cause this white/silvery mottling on the Rubber Plant leaves?

We have this large rubber plant for some years now and it’s growing constantly. Large Version Except from two issues: The first was overwatering two years ago, but we fixed it as we quickly re-...
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Bonsai ficus Ginseng leaves yellowing and falling off

Suddenly my ficus started yellowing some leaves and every day around 5-10 leaves fall off. What could the diagnosis be?
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Ficus Nitida, Roots

In 2015 my neighbor planted a privacy screen using Ficus Nitida. When planted they ranged in size from 5-6' to probably 15'. The smallest ones are at least 20' high now. I expressed my concerns ...
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Ficus decora leaf spots and dead tips

apologies if this question has been already asked elsewhere. I have some black spots underneath the leaves of my ficus decora, which I presume are a fungal infection (cercospora?) Could someone please ...
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Ficus tree leafs with spots, get yellow and fall

Hi I´ve a Ficus for many years without any issues. For some 6 months or so the leafs started getting yellow and fall.
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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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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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