Ficus trees are one of the most requested Indoor plants, after all they do look like a tree and that’s what many clients envision when they wish to create a natural park-like environment inside their lobby, office, or home.
Ficus trees do well inside spaces with high indirect light such as near a west or south facing window or better yet : in an atrium setting. Ficus trees are temperamental. If they get cold, they drop their leaves; if they get too hot they drop their leaves; if they are moved they drop their leaves…you get the picture. Keep in mind that some leaf shedding is normal and the excessive leaf dropping will eventually stop when the tree has adjusted to a move or recovered from a temperature fluctuation. But if you have ruled out all these factors than perhaps a more complicated malady has affected your ficus. Simple solutions may be to leach the tree roots, which removes all the minerals and salts that collect on the roots over time. Ficus trees, like all living things can get diseases or succumb to pests if under stress. Contact Botanic Effects for our expert advice on the care for your ficus tree.