Ficus Benjimina losing leaves

chezronJuly 24, 2014

I have a large Ficus benjamina in a high-ceiling living room that gets lots of sun from the north and east. I repotted it last year and it grew at least two feet. It is easily over 6 feet tall. It has no signs of insect pests or disease and appears very healthy. I roll it outside to water it and water it deeply about once every 2 weeks. It has always been okay with this. I have not fertilized it lately. I think a year ago I threw a handful of Osmacote on the soil. I have had the tree for 3 years. It has been losing a several leaves a week for about a month. They yellow and drop and seem to come from all over the tree. It is not a lot but it is troubling and not normal. Does anyone have any ideas why?

Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Just checking -- maintaining figs at shrub size
I shouldn't have too much trouble keeping a couple...
Kristin
Cincinnati, OH Hardy chicago fig Hardy chicago fig 2015
The picture below is carried over from last year. Hardy...
Steve, Z (6Bground,5B roof) Cincy,OH
Cuttings with mold.
When I took my three bags of cuttings out of the fridge...
recoil_rob
Lob Injir (Myrna or Calimyrna cuttings)
I'l like have cuttings of Lob Injir (....), I've allowable...
sergnic
Seeking Alma and Conadria in North Florida
Hi, desperately seeking Ficus carica 'Alma' and Ficus...
ksosnow
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™