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Save the ficus benjamin

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Question: save the ficus benjamin

Hello to all,

in the living room I have a ficus benjamin plant given to me give me to mum (she is the third who tries to give me) and as usual I think she is dying, she has lost almost all the leaves and for several weeks now she hasn't thrown any more shoots. I tried to wet it more, less, to bring it closer to the window I even changed the earth by putting one of those on purpose for dying plants, but nothing, it always looks more terrible, the leaves are yellow and limp and it seems that they must fall from any moment, even if they remain there, hanging in the balance.

Thanks in advance (from me and from the ficus!)

G.


Answer: save the ficus benjamin

Dear Viva,

ficus benjamin are very common plants in the apartment, and often they lose their foliage; the first cause of this event are sudden changes in temperature: near a window or the radiator the ficus suffer, they love having a good exchange of air, but they fear any temperature change, especially if drastic and sudden.

The other cause of suffering for ficus in the home is water: these plants need regular watering, to be provided only when the soil is dry. So in August you will water your ficus - which you may have also moved to the balcony - every 2 days, or even more often. In autumn, however, your ficus may need to be watered every 10-12 days, or less; rather in winter it watered once less and vaporizes the foliage, since in the house the air is always too dry.

One last tip: try to make the plants live in a well-lit environment

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