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Q.Black Spots on Leaves

Zone Columbus, Ohio | Anonymous added on January 10, 2019 | Answered

I have an indoor ficus that is about 2 years old. I noticed the leaves were falling at a fast pace and there were spots on them. I have attached a picture. Do you know what the pest is and what I should treat with? Thank you!

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Answered on January 10, 2019

This looks like a fungal infection, which can happen if the tree remains moist for too long. They tend to be mildly drought tolerant, and will not like to stay wet for very long. You can add wettable sulfur and dolomitic lime to the soil, to help cure the pest, and restore the soil to a more suitable condition.

This article will refresh you on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ficus/ficus-tree-care.htm

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