Ficus - one of the most common indoor plants. He is valued for his aesthetic appearance and ability to adapt to home conditions. Ficus - a plant that requires our care and love. Consider why the leaves are ficus yellow and how to help the plant.
Here is a ficus!
The term ficus means a fig tree and unites about 1000 species, which are found in various forms, such as bushes, trees and even lianas. The most famous and most common for growing in room conditions is the Benjamin Ficus.
Ficus - a plant with relatively low operating costs. He is picky about location, watering and temperature changes:
- The ficus should be located in a bright room, but not exposed to direct sunlight.
- It should be watered when the soil is dry. However, watering should not be excessive, and you should always use water at room temperature.
- And, finally, you can not move it too often, because it will take some time for the plant to adapt to new habitat conditions.
It is extremely important to replant the ficus every 2-3 years when the pot becomes too small. Also, this plant is sensitive to certain errors in the care of him and to attacks of insects and parasites. We will discuss this in more detail today.
Why does the ficus turn yellow and fall leaves?
The condition when the ficus yellow and fall leaves, is considered to be quite common. In principle, this is normal when it comes to regular loss of leaves in limited quantities. But if the ficus loses its green leaves, then this may indicate the discomfort it experiences. In the case of abundant leaf fall, firstly, it is necessary to make sure that the ficus is watered enough, and secondly, it may be time to replace the topsoil, which is very quickly depleted.
Consider why the Ficus benjamina turns yellow and sheds leaves. Experienced flower growers emit such reasons as:-
- changing the location of the flower in the room;
- pot replacement and transplanting;
- the place where the ficus is located is not bright enough;
- sharp drop in ambient temperature.
It is also important to remember that the ficus hates drafts, and this may be enough to make him lose his leaves.
Despite the fact that the ficus is an evergreen, it often loses leaves in the fall. This is due to the fact that since the spring your ficus has been growing, many new leaves have appeared on it. He became beautiful, perhaps spent the summer on the street, where he was very good. But autumn has come, the days have become shorter, and the light is not so bright. You turned on the heating, the air became drier, and your pet began a small leaf fall. In this case, the weakest leaves, which are inside the bush, fall predominantly. This is a bad time for your ficus!
With a good pot of sufficient size, as well as regular replacement of the depleted top layer of the soil mixture, systematic fertilizer and careful care, you will get a magnificent Benjamin ficus from 2 to 3 meters in height!