Problem with Ficus leaves - spots and shedding

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Michele

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Hi!

Just wanted to ask a question related to my ficus - it was a healthy plant until two months ago, then I moved into another flat, and it started to show spots on the leaves, then they turn yellow and fall. Some of them have tiny black spots on them. It's loosing many leaves and I can't figure what it might be. I water it regularly and it's sitting by a window so it should have enough sunlight.
It doesn't seem to be creating new leaves which worries me.
In the pictures you see the leaves - someone told me it might be a mite and I bought a liquid to spray - I have done it twice last month but doesn't seem to improve much. I also add some fertilizer when I water it so it should have the nutrients it needs.
Do you have any idea what might be the issue?

Thank you!!
 

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patdaniel

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You can cut off damaged leaves so that the plant can recover faster. Because they are no longer able to green.
 
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oliviaf

New Member
Hello!
I saw the pics of the leaves which are signs of overwatering. Ficus’ are extremely sensitive to overwatering and need to dry at least 3/4 through before re-watering. During the winter (I have a ficus about your size) I only winter once a month. Twice a month may be too much because remember its not getting that much sun since its the winter - also the size of ours ficus’ are larger so a lot more soil is wet.
 


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