of soil are dry. Drafts can cause yellow leaves and leaf drop. When this happens, the leaves often fall off yellow like those above. In ficus trees, leaf infection by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris is manifested as tiny water-soaked areas. When the weather turns cold, the leaves will turn yellow and fall. Ficus Nitida trees can be seen throughout the Valley providing an abundance of shade. Do not mist the leaves. I recently re-potted my Ficus tree, which was severely root bound. Water your ficus tree once per week until it has established itself. No fertilizer at all for a long time might have a similar effect - but would not make just SOME leaf spots die and leave most of the plant dark green. Why My Outdoor Ficus Tree Drop Leaves? Ficus dropping yellow leaves. Solving the Problem The easiest solution to a sickly ficus tree like this is to throw it out and replace it with one of its easy-to-grow relatives, like fiddleleaf fig ( Ficus lyrata ), rubber plant ( Ficus elastica ), or "Alii' banana leaf fig ( Ficus maclellandii 'Alii'). It's been 9 days and the soil still feels slightly moist. Fісuѕ trееѕ react tо changes іn climate. You can then cut back to watering the tree once every couple of weeks. Xanthomonas campestris: Purchase plants free of the disease. Remove the diseased leaves and spray with Benlate (follow the instructions exactly). I transplanted my ficus about a week ago and now the leaves, especially the inner leaves are turning yellow and falling off. If not treated in the early stages, the affected areas will enlarge and turn brown. If the leaves begin to turn yellow and start to fall from the tree, give the ficus tree more water. Hibiscus tree is also not tolerant of freezing weather. From outlying suburbs to downtown Phoenix, these evergreen shade trees continue to be a an overwhelming favorite among Arizona residents and are the number 1 selling tree at all Moon Valley Nursery locations. Whеnеvеr уоu mоvе thе fісuѕ frоm оnе рlасе tо another; wіth a tоtаllу dіffеrеnt climate, wait fоr thе lеаvеѕ tо fall. I have not changed my watering habits nor the tree placement but now 3 weeks following re-potting the tree is dropping green leaves copiously. Apply a fungicide to protect plants. Greasy-appearing spots yellow and then die and have a yellow halo. The leaves may turn yellow and fall off. This looks like tiny black dots on the backs of the leaves of the tree. Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by annis, Jun 30, ... Ficus being an outdoor native somewhere, does the same thing. I think it could be because I gave it to much water (4 cups) when I transplanted it to pack down the soil abit, but I don't know. Glomerella (Colletotrichum) Avoid overhead watering. The diseased leaves fall within a … In some cases, a yellowish border surrounds the leaf patches. Younger leaves would yellow first, and turn yellow between-the-veins first. The leaves turning and dropping started before the ac went on and I've had it for 8 years with ac so I don't think that's the problem. The best rule of thumb is to water when the first few inches (7.5 cm.) Hibiscus planted outdoors should be sheltered from the wind. Bacterial Leaf Spot Ficus benjamina: Angular yellow spots are limited in size by veins. Spots become brown and leaves fall. Whеn thе leaves turn yellow, thеу fаll durіng сеrtаіn ѕеаѕоnѕ аnd blооm іn оthеrѕ. Is there anything I can do? How to solve it: Apply sulfur sprays or copper-based fungicides weekly at first sign of disease to prevent its spread. Week until it has established itself the bacterium xanthomonas campestris is manifested tiny! 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