Author Topic: Ficus Benjamina leaf problem  (Read 1986 times)

RJNick

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Ficus Benjamina leaf problem
« on: October 27, 2013, 08:57 PM »
I brought my varigated Ficus benjamina in a few weeks ago when the weather here started cooling off to 45 oF nightime lows.  They are now in my bedroom, in a window and on a humidity tray.  The room stays between 65 and 70 oF.  Their pots seem to be staying wet much longer and I have slowed down watering to compensate for this and not fertilized in the past 4 weeks.

Attached find brown spots that have appeared on the leaves.   It starts on the edge and progresses inwards but I cannot seem to find and insects on either the tops or undersides of the leaves.  Is it an insect or a fungus?  Or perhaps a reaction to being brought indoors?  Any help would be great.  Photos are of top and bottoms of leaves.
 

Owen Reich

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Re: Ficus Benjamina leaf problem
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2013, 11:10 PM »
Could be Xantahmonas.  Bacterial Leaf Spot.  Copper based bactericide can help.  Don't mist foliage.  Isolate from other ficus.  Could be that and a deficiency or other issues in tandem. 
 

Sorce

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Re: Ficus Benjamina leaf problem
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 07:59 AM »
Looks like mine after they get too close to a bulb.

Are you sure the window isn't magnifying light and burning them?

 

josorl

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Re: Ficus Benjamina leaf problem
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2013, 10:33 PM »
Could be a deficiency of nutrient of burn by over feeding.  Ficus in this time not require feed because start the dorman period there.  Her in the tropic not have problem with the period but any way not feeding mine.
 

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Re: Ficus Benjamina leaf problem
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2013, 06:36 AM »
RJNick,

How's that ficus?