Lovely Ficus Benjamin loses leaves? A few simple tips to help plant
Dec 20, 2019
This tropical guest presented me in the painted pot New Year's Eve, and so for me, a new era began in the domestic floriculture. Because Ficus benjamina - not very capricious plant, but definitely requires special treatment.
For example, the most common problem that I faced was the loss of a ficus leaves. Several times they showered with generous tropical downpour and perhaps if I had not taken certain measures in time, could do to lose the green pet!
But fortunately - I now know how quickly, easily and effectively help to lose leaves of Ficus benjamina. And willing to share those recommendations with all interested lovers of flora!
If ficus appeared in the house a few days ago, that is, came out of the store, it is likely - it suffers from a lack of nutrients.
So you need to transplant it into a new pot, completely replacing the so-called temporary substrate to a good ground (sheet with acidity pH 5.5-6.5).
But in principle, if the plant loses some leaves in the period of adaptation - this is normal.
For figs, "living" in an apartment for a long time, one of the main recommendations of the affects the lighting conditions. And it is especially demanding for him Ficus benjamina with variegated color of the leaves - because they are closest to the biology of wild ancestor.
And he lives in the upper levels of rainforest. Therefore, with high probability the leaves may begin to crumble if the pot is standing on insufficient light place, or vice versa - is exposed to direct sunlight.
In winter days it is also encouraged to indulge plant daylight extension to 14 hours using the included power lamp 18-20 watts.
Another unpleasant surprises with falling leaves ficus urgent need to put in the optimal temperature conditions. In spring and summer is + 25-27 ° C, fall and winter within + 16-18 ° C. Contraindicated to complicate the life of the plant overdry air drafts and - its moisture content should be less than 50%.
With abundant leaf loss, and it is likely that it provoked an improper water. So it is worth trying to translate ficus on watering softened water. To do this, it can be passed through a filter or boil.
It is useful to know that for the Ficus benjamina is perfectly normal to lose up to 20% of the hardwood supply in winter. When spring comes - all grow back.