Ficus Trees
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Ficus Tree Tissues Help!

Zone Las Cruces, Nm | Wlcreal added on March 15, 2020 | Answered

Ok I had one in door ficus tree the I moved it in the summer outside with my other two outside ficus trees in pots. Covered them in winter. Then in February in Southern Nm I notice leaves every thinking on all of them so I took all remaining leaves off hope I could start new. See pictures. Now only one has this what is it? And will leaves grow back this summer. The 3 trees are 10 years old.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on March 16, 2020

These are not tolerant of changing conditions. The indoor tree must remain indoors, or acclimated slowly. It likely suffered shock.

Paired with what looks like a type of scale, and stripped of all leaves (which is another big thing that should NOT be done to a ficus)- This tree will likely be on its way out.

You can test whether there is still any living growth. Cut the tips of the branches until you find any areas that have some bend to them, or that are not brittle and dead. Once you remove all dead growth, you will need to put it back indoors into the environment that it was used to before the move.

These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ficus/ficus-losing-leaves.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ficus/ficus-tree-care.htm

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