Close • Posted by 1 hour ago. This is also called the Banana fig, Alii fig, or Banana-leaf ficus. Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0. I can’t tell what is going on with my plant! The leaves of a ficus Alii are quite different than those of the usual ficus trees. What you need to do now is look through the possible illnesses and find out all the possible factors for the ficus tree fading and dying. Don't over water since there is less need for water with a reduced foliar mass. Ficus Alii leaves turning brown. Give it a little time, leave it alone to recuperate, and then see if it begins to recover. The lower the light, the longer a ficus Alii takes to produce new leaves. The worst thing you can do regarding watering is "give it too much". I had one once that when it was moved from the living room to the foyer, lost every one of its leaves and looked dead for about 2 months. One month ago, leaves started to drop, and I noticed ones on the plant were sticky to the touch. Ficus tree (Ficus benjamina), also known as weeping fig, makes an attractive, undemanding houseplant. This year I realized that nothing is wrong. 1. Jun 27, 2016 - Discover gardening made easy. 2. Thanks! Happy ardening! Most ficus plants have rubbery limbs and do not require much attention to thrive. The reason for this may be fungal diseases and pests. Warning. Because fiddle leaf fig leaves are so large, it can take months or years to regrow lost foliage. I sprayed the plant copiously and allowed the product to dry on the leaves. This evergreen houseplant has long stems and the long leaves give the indoor tree a bushy appearance. 'Alii' is particularly well suited for medium-sized tree production. References. share. Fix the problem by watering your ficus tree every time its soil dries out to a depth of an inch. Click to see full answer Also question is, why are the leaves on my ficus tree falling off? Messages: 4 Likes Received: 0 Location: Dublin, Ireland. Thanks! Feed monthly with a well-balanced liquid fertilizer when the plant is actively growing. I freaked out the first year. Mark unread; Skip to new; Mark unread Print Skip to new. Causes of Rubber Tree Plant Leaves Falling Off. Here is a picture of one in tree form with slightly wider leaves. Pruning a Ficus Tree That Has Lost All of Its Leaves. If you have paid attention to the illness on time the plant can be saved and things can be turned around. The newer King Alii ficus have wider leaves than the original ficus alii trees. My ficus my first year really scared me when come December-January it began turning yellow in the inside and dropping leaves--lots of them--probably over a hundred (this is a big tree-over 10' now). Under-fertilize, rather than over-fertilize, your ficus, as too much feeding will cause it to lose leaves. Generally moderate watering, in the growth period that runs from March to August a little more as in winter. F. maclellandi 'Alii', sometimes called the Alii fig, is a relatively new introduction with long, narrow, willow-like leaves. Due to the fact that fiddle leaf fig leaves are so large, it can take months or years to regrow lost vegetation. I quickly noticed something white and cottony on the bottom of some leaves and decided to spray the plant with a product designed to combat, among others "white disease" (i think). The leaves of my ficus tree are not turning yellow but the leaves on your’s might be. Water well so that excess water drains out the drip holes in the bottom of the pot. Leaves are falling off my Ficus Microcarpa. Whether you are a new gardener or an experienced one, we can help you learn new hings and grow your garden. Weirdly only the leaves towards the bottom of the plant are browning and falling off. If you let your plant dry out, it may respond by shedding its leaves. Important!in fertilizers containing nitrogen promotes the growth of young leaves, and the presence of magnesium protects against yellowing old. (I bought some Neem Oil spray. The brown, crispy looking leaf edges may be due to dry air. Ficus Alii plants are Poisonous Houseplants with a level #2 toxicity. In fact, it is still making new leaves on the tips. Watering. Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by jujuliaju, Apr 3, 2020. jujuliaju New Member. This is what it does. Three months ago, I brought a 5-foot ficus tree to a similar non-direct lit area indoors. Plus, if you have a gardening question, one of our helpful and friendly gardening experts can help answer it. Does it need more/less water? fig, has the largest leaf size among interiorscape Ficus. And try not to stress out too much after all negative experience is also needed. If your ficus plant is under watered, its leaves will turn bright yellow all over the plant and then drop off. 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