Ficus Benjamina major issues

SmurfishyFebruary 18, 2012

I started off with 5 now I am down to two. Please tell me how to save my plant. I have had it for maybe 5 years. It is on the stringy side with a few areas of leaves. Some shoots die and new ones come. Too many are dying and not enough new ones are coming. I think I am using the wrong soil, where can I get the right stuff and what is it exactly? Is there a place to buy new ones that don't cost an arm and a leg? I would like to replenish the ones I lost. The plants I have are no more than a foot and a half. Thanx for any advice!

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here is a picture of it

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 12:17AM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

I'm going to suggest you read the info at the link I left, and concentrate on getting the basics right; and in doing so prevent the problems that will regularly need fixing as they arise. If you have questions, I can answer them there. This forum leans heavily in its discussions toward Ficus carica - the hardy fig grown for its fruit.


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

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 5:27PM
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