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by pingram on January 03, 2006 09:54 AM
I have a tree with green leaves with white edges. I think it is a fig tree. Anyways it sits in a great place where it was growing well. Then I think it got UNDER wantered and has been loosing leaves like crazy. I've kept watering it now and put some fertilizer sticks in it. It still seems to be growing some new leaves but a lot are yellow and falling off. Any more suggestions to what I can do?

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Mel
by rozy221 on January 03, 2006 11:27 AM
Welcome pingram! An important thing to remember about a ficus tree is that it is FINICKY!!! Letting it get bone dry for 2 days can affect it for 2 weeks (or more!). I wouldn't try to overcompensate with the water-you could do more harm than good. If it was doing well before it went dry, I would continue with the regimen you were doing. I've found it difficult to keep my ficus up to par inside, i think because it's not humid enough, so that may be another thing for you to consider. I would probably try watering about 2x a week and spraying it really well with some room temperature water--good luck!
by pingram on January 03, 2006 12:10 PM
Thank you rozy221, I will try your suggestions.
Hopefully it jumps back into it's healthy state.
Happy New Year!

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Mel

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