Ficus sheds leaves: what to do?
Among lovers of indoor plants is a largepopularity is enjoyed by the ficus. Despite the unpretentiousness of the plant in the care, sometimes the owners are worried that too often the ficus sheds leaves. What to do in this case and when you need to sound an alarm?
Ficus sheds leaves - problem solution
To answer the question "What to do, if the ficus sheds leaves?", It is necessary to understand why the ficus has fallen leaves. There are a number of reasons for the plant's release of its head of hair:
- Non-observance of the temperature regime. The optimum temperature for the ficus content is + 18 + 24 ° C. Subcooling, even a short-term, small draft, contact of the crown with cold glass, pouring with cold water - all these factors can cause a drop of foliage.
- Incorrect lighting. The cause of falling leaves from the ficus may be insufficient lighting or direct sunlight. If the ficus stands far from the window or is fenced off from it by dense curtains, it is necessary to make the phytolamp illuminate.
- Excessive or insufficient watering. The excess moisture is evidenced by the constantly moist upper layer of the substrate, the smell of dampness and rot, and the darkened leaves. If watering is insufficient, the substrate lags behind the pot, the leaves curl and turn yellow. In both cases, the result will be discarded leaves.
- Pests. With improper care, the plant can be affected by fungi or microorganisms. The disease can be determined by deformation and pigmentation of the leaves. In this case, the treatment of the plant with chemical preparations will help with the strict observance of their dosage.
If, despite proper care, fallingfoliage progresses, you need to check the root system, carefully taking the flower out of the pot. Decayed and dried up areas of roots should be cut to a healthy part, slices sprinkled with charcoal powder and transplanted the flower to a new land.
Increase the resistance of plants to unfavorable factors can be with the help of anti-stress drugs, for example, Epin or Zircon.
Natural Leaf Relief
All varieties of ficus are divided into two types: deciduous (Ali, Viandi, Karika, Benjamin) and non-leafed (Natasha, Kinki, Elastika). The first species is characterized by a natural discharge of leaves around the end of autumn. Over the winter, such a plant can lose up to 30% of foliage. If you take care of the ficus correctly, in spring the plant will begin to grow with new branches and leaves.
For all ficuses without exception, a change of placehabitat is a great stress. Therefore, after transporting the flower from the greenhouse or the store, it will take several months for it to adapt. During this period, a small discharge of leaves is possible.