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Questions tagged [ficus]

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

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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 ...
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Boy this rubber tree has issues

I've had this rubber tree for about five years and it looked great during its first year. However I moved around a lot and I moved the Pheadrus around even more (yesterday I learned what a stress it ...
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My ficus tree is not growing anymore

Something is wrong with my ficus tree. Every winter the leaves fall completely and in the summer they do not grow as normal. The tree does not develop leaves as it used to and it has a lot of dead ...
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How do I improve the growth of this Ficus?

I've had this Ficus tree for some time now. The growth is a bit meek. The leafs are small, the color is not as deep green and not every branch/limb has them. If you can see on the right the other ...
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17 year old Ficus suddenly dries up and loses all leaves?

I have a "Twisty" Ficus tree that has survived my wife for 17 years. This is the only plant/tree she as ever kept alive for more than a month. It is in the wrong place(6' from the main door), has seen ...
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Does water with 0-0-5 fertilizer help Ficus cuttings to develop roots faster?

Will adding 0-0-5 fertiliser (high rate of potassium) to the water in which I'm keeping cuttings of Ficus help them develop roots faster? How much is too much?
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Ficus lost 80% of leaves over the course of November

I've had a 3-foot variegated indoor Ficus tree (F. Benjamina to be exact) for two months now. The first month was uneventful, but over the course of the last month (November) it has lost most of it's ...
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What is the name of this potted plant with large, dark green, waxy-looking leaves?

I have bought it from an old lady that said it is a rubber tree. It doesn't look like a rubber plant from what I've seen on Google so far. Can you tell me what it is?
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What's the type of this Bonsai Ficus? [duplicate]

I got a bonsai tree as a gift, all it says on the card is Bonsai Ficus, but after searching online to find the exact type of my tree I couldn't really get to a precise conclusion. Could anyone ...
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How should I re-pot a severely root-bound weeping fig plant?

How do I re-pot this weeping fig plant? Any more details related to it would be welcomed. EDIT I ma confused now which tree/plant is this. Is it Ficus Benjamin or Weeping Fig? When I google either ...
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Are these Ficus air layered roots ready to plant

I air layered this ficus. I think it is a microcarpa. Its an s-type they sell in nurseries. I am using it to make lots of smaller trees. The image shows the roots that have developed. I would like to ...
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When should I transfer my Fiddle Leaf Fig to a bigger pot?

My Fiddle Leaf Fig tree is getting taller. I was wondering if I should change the pot to a bigger pot? I took the picture of my plant next to a standard cereal box so you can have an idea of how tall ...
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Prune a lower branch and graft it higher up

I have a weeping fig (Ficus benjamina) that I had successfully grown indoor (tropical climate here) into a rather bushy tree. I really want it to have a more full tree shape, with a clear trunk and ...
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needle-point size white spots all around the outer edge of Ficus leaves [closed]

Hello. I am writing from the San Fernando Valley, in Southern California where the temperatures vary from 48F at night to 85F during the day this time of the year. I have a 35 year old Ficus outside ...
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Are there seed pods growing on my Ficus benjamina?

I've had this Ficus benjamina for some time. It recently grew several small round objects on its stem. I have no idea if these are indeed pods/seeds or something else (see attached image). If they ...
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What is this small plant with large dark green leaves, and how do I care for it?

A friend just gave me one of her houseplants during her move to another apartment. She doesn't know what the name of this plant is and she didn't give me any instructions on how to care for it. The ...
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How can I stop my Ficus from dropping small pea-sized fruit?

My 30 year old, 20 foot tall outdoor Ficus drops fruit or seeds (pea size tan nut-like balls) in the summer. Is there any way to stop the production of these messy balls?
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Desert Ficus Watering Volume?

Watering a ficus grown in Phoenix, AZ, I've recently had irrigation put in that has changed the way I water the tree. Previously I just used a hose and ran it at lower volume output for an ...
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Can I use 12-6-9 fertilizer sticks for a Ficus Bonsai?

I have a bunch of plant food sticks described as "compound organic and inorganic NPK 12-6-9 fertilizer with micronutrients for ornamental plants". I wonder if this is suitable for a Ficus (Ginseng?) ...
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Which of These Bonsais Are The Most Appropriate For My Climate?

I want to buy a bonsai tree. The options are Ficus, Ligustrum, Carmona, and Sageretia. Reading the instructions on those links, I was convinced that I should get either Carmona or Sageretia ...
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What is causing white spots on my Ginseng Ficus?

I got a Ginseng Ficus 3 months ago and up to the last couple of weeks its leaves have been turning yellow. Meanwhile the ones which have been healthy have developed white spots as if lining the outer ...
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Why is my Ficus losing its leaves?

This spring I purchased an indoor tree and I think it is a ficus. It has recently, over the last month, lost many leaves, and does not look as good as before. It looks rather bald. Is there something ...
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How do I contain the roots of a ficus tree to prevent damage to plumbing?

I have a 30' ficus tree whose roots are starting to be invasive to plumbing. I'd like to cut down the roots and stunt their growth. How can I achieve this? If cutting down and killing the tree is ...
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How to prevent my Ficus plant from growing new branches low?

I have a Ficus plant that I bought some time ago. After a while, all of its leaves fell off (I think this might have been due to too much fertilizer). Now it seems to be recovering, however, instead ...
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Should the aerial roots be trimmed on my ficus tree?

I have a couple 3 foot tall ficus trees which have some thin aerial roots descending from the branches. I keep both indoors, and they do not get a lot of sunlight. However, when I purchased them 2 ...