Ficus Trees

Young Ficus Benjamina Leaves Red

Davejoyal added on June 15, 2015 | Answered

My ficus has been outside for about a month this summer. Lots of fresh growth. Question, why do the outdoor sun grown fresh leaves start out with a reddish tint? As they mature, they turn green and look normal. When the tree was indoors, new growth started as bright green with no red. Is this just because it gets a lot more light? I know nothing is wrong with it and it's probably normal, but I figured I'd ask since I searched the web with 0 results to this topic. Thanks!

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Answered on June 16, 2015

This is a color that shows on leaves that are grown outdoors. It is rarely seen on indoor growing Ficus.
It adds a nice color interest to the plant.


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