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Q.Schefflera Not Looking So Good

Zone 12724 | juliete added on September 14, 2020 | Answered

My Schefflera plant is looking very weepy and the leaves are falling off. Many of them also have brown patches on them. What should I do? I am thinking it may not have enough light.

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Answered on September 15, 2020

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. It sounds like it is being overwatered, and has contracted a fungal infection. Likely, you will need to apply a fungicide, then give it proper care. It will bounce back in no time after that!

The important thing after treatment will be to allow the soil to dry out, completely, down to about 2 or 3 inches before watering again. They can, even, handle drying out a little more than that.

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Answered on September 15, 2020

Thank you so much. My poor plant. I will purchase some fungicide and apply according to the directions on the bottle. I did not think I was overwatering but I guess I was in the end. I also moved it to a better source of light.

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