Fig Tree
Q.

new leaves keep dropping off of plant???

maxwell cane added on February 15, 2012 | Answered

How can I prevent leaves from dropping off of my fig tree? I obtained the plant one year ago, and the older leaves remain; however, new growth keeps dropping off at the stem.

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on February 19, 2012

It sounds like it may have tip blight (also called twig blight). It is generally caused by a fungus but you can get similar symptoms if the plant has thrips. I would recommend that you treat the plant with neem oil. It is both a pesticide and a fungicide, so it will take care of both issues, regardless of which is causing the tip blight.

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Fig Tree
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More