ficus benjimina

cattlover(zone 5 VT)September 22, 2004

Since bringing home my lush, full, leafy ficus (5 days ago), it has lost half it's leaves already. Anyone can tell me why???

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plantnfever(z5/MO)

They don't like to be moved and having to acclimatize! This is normal. Once it adjusts to where you put it, it'll come back (providing it has sufficient light and humidity!
Dee

    Bookmark   September 25, 2004 at 5:24AM
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tommyr_gw

Yup, Dee is right, they are VERY temperamental! Change their light or temperature and they adjust themselves for the new climate. It'll recover, give it time.

Tom

    Bookmark   September 25, 2004 at 10:30PM
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cattlover(zone 5 VT)

ok, but it looks like it is all shriveling. I left for the weekend and when I returned, about another 2/3 of the leaves fell off, or died. What if it loses all it's leaves?

    Bookmark   September 26, 2004 at 9:37PM
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cattlover(zone 5 VT)

When I brought this baby home, it was FULL of leaves. Now it looks like this:

http://img73.exs.cx/img73/895/IMG_0167.jpg

    Bookmark   September 27, 2004 at 12:41AM
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cattlover(zone 5 VT)

well, i took it back because it died.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2004 at 11:13PM
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