Leaves on my ficus tree are not growing back-What am I doing wrong??

by Shevy.gale
I got this ficus around half a year ago, it was FULL of green leaves.
slowly it started loosing it's leaves, I figured I had to re pot it, and I did, but it didn't get any better.
any suggestions? what am I doing wrong??
  11 answers
  • Is it getting enough light?

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    • Janus is correct, plus I do not think it likes that corner. Move it to another location. If you want another plant in that location, get or make a plant stand and put a Peace Lily there, they do well in low light corners.

  • Cwilson Cwilson on Jul 20, 2017

    I would check a few things. Are you moving it to find the "right" spot for it? Does it have drainage? Did you plant it in a grow/nursery pot, then put it in the pretty pot? Ficus can be finicky, they don't like to be moved, they don't like soggy roots, and if they're in a warm area can drink a lot. They will drop leaves if they aren't happy. One other thing you might check is for spider mites. They are a very small pest, I use soapy water in a spray bottle and spray directly on the branches/leaves. If you have spider mites you will see little webs. The soapy water and wiping with paper towels will help to get rid of them. Good luck!

  • Ken24979206 Ken24979206 on Jul 20, 2017

    a fussy plant...read up on how to care for your plant....lots of information out there

  • Diana Seymour Diana Seymour on Jul 20, 2017

    Ficus plants don't like draughts. Keep away from doors or open windows.

  • Barbara Baldwin Barbara Baldwin on Jul 20, 2017

    Geesh..the weeping fig is the only house plant that doesn't keel over dead after I bring it home. It's not very fussy about most things, but it doesn't like drafts or drying out or living in a swamp. That whole side of bare branches does resemble roots strangling itself, though..

  • Jamie R Jamie R on Jul 20, 2017

    I have had mine for about 10 years and it is fussy about light. This is also a plant that will let you know when it is mad haha. I keep mine in a brightly lit room but not in direct sunlight. I only water mine once a week and keep it outdoors in the summer. It's on my porch that get morning, early afternoon sun but gets shade the rest of the day. Good luck!

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Jul 20, 2017

    Very picky plant...about water, temp, light and moving!!! it. It may take a year for it to recover from the shock of repotting...

  • Sma24975250 Sma24975250 on Jul 20, 2017

    Ficus trees are very fickle make sure it can drain well trim up those sticks that are poking out of it. in direct sunlight has always worked best for me. I've had my ficus tree for 12 years now. Don't be afraid to give her a little love and talk to her.

  • Cathy Wolf Cathy Wolf on Jul 22, 2017

    My ficus was dropping leaves too. I read that it was probably because it was in front of an open window. I repotted it and moved it away from the window it has stopped dropping.

  • Nancy Singleton Shepherd Nancy Singleton Shepherd on Sep 25, 2017

    these trees do not like to be moved at all, plus make sure you cut all the dead off so it doesnt take the energy from the live part