Ficus Lyrata Brown Spots

EMTHOLFebruary 12, 2012

Hi there,

I am writing with the hope you can help me with my Ficus Lyrata tree. It was thriving for several months but in the last month it has taken a turn. I phoned the nursery and they suggested more water. Several of my leaves have big brown spots and they are dropping like crazy. On one branch, the leaves are drooping and have turned yellow. From my reading on the internet I thought i may have been over watering but now I don't know! I have not seen evidence of any new growth. My tree is in a northern exposed room and I water it every week. I live in Toronto, Canada. Thank you for your time! I would love to attach a picture but am not sure how to do so.

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Odds favor it being related to over-watering and/or a high level of soluble salts in the soil, but I'd need to know more about your soil and watering/fertilizing habits. Another real possibility is oedema, a physiologic malady related to over-watering and other cultural conditions, particularly over-watering + low light + cool temps.

If you contact me off forum through my user page, I'll send you my email address & you can attach pictures to your reply.

As a bonsai practitioner, I have a number of species of Ficus specimens and am very familiar with the genus.

You might wish to read the thread at the link I'll leave & post your future questions there. This forum is primarily, though not exclusively, dedicated to discussion of the hardy fig, F carica.


Here is a link that might be useful: More about Ficus in containers if you click me .....

    Bookmark   February 14, 2012 at 11:46AM
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Hi Al,
Thanks for responding. I tried to send you a message through your page. Did I get it right. Would love to send you some pictures.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2012 at 8:17PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Got it, and responded. I get a LOT of email from GW members, so I can't always get to every message as fast as I'd like to. You should be able to attach pictures when you next reply - if you haven't already done that. I'm at my business now & won't see my mail until later today. TTYS.

Did you find the link to be of any use to you?


    Bookmark   February 18, 2012 at 9:20AM
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