Large ailing Ficus

I have a large, well cared for and suitably potted and watered and fed, ficus. Over the last week (while I was away) it appears to have become “Ill”. It has a great deal of dead leaves still on the…

Soft scale?

In December, we noticed “honey dew” on the leaves and on the floor in our plant room. We thoroughly washed all the leaves with a soap, water and alcohol sotion. All the plants were then moved and spaced out through…

Ficus Benjamina with Scale

I have a Ficus Benjamina which has always been indoors and receives a good amount of light (southern exposure). For several months it has been dropping leaves. Many of the leaves look as though they have dust on them. The…

Potbound Ficus benjamina

I have a Ficus benjamina that has been with me for 30 years. I noticed that the roots are very tightly bound and can not be penetrated at all. I am wondering if I should repot and also, can I…

Ficus benjamina

We kept our ficus out in summer and it thrived. I brought it in one day too late and it froze. All the leaves and buds have dried up and fallen. Is it permanently dead?…

Frost-touched tropicals

My large bougainvillea, rubber plant and ficus benjamina were put outside and then we had one night of light frost! Some of the leaves on the bougainvillea and ficus are brown now and the ficus has dropped some leaves. Are…

Indoor Weeping Fig is dropping its leaves

My weeping fig is diseased. Its leaves are turning yellow and falling off. They will drop off if touched. There is a white, waxy substance at the base of each leaf. What should I do?    …