Q.Is this houseplant a ficus? Why might it’s leaves be browning and falling off?
Hello, I inherited this houseplant and am wondering whether it is a Longleaf fig (ficus binnendijkii)? Might you know please?
Secondly, the houseplant has been shedding leaves some of which are browning. Do you know what I should do to prevent this? I saw your article by Tonya Barnett and am doing most of what the article says I should be doing. The plant is now about 5 foot (167cm). I have feeding it with Baby bio plant food.
I would love to hear what your thoughts are?
Thank you. Kind regards
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
It does look like a long-leaf fig. When a houseplant has brown edges, like one of your photos, it's usually lack of water. Humidity is also a big factor with ficus. If you aren't misting, then create a pebble tray below the pot to supply some humidity. Here is more info that should help: