Re: Weeping fig loss of all leaves

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Posted by Carm on February 21, 2003 at 21:05:14:

In Reply to: Weeping fig loss of all leaves posted by Michele Spiden on February 19, 2003 at 07:05:53:

: I have had a ficus benjamina weeping fig for approx 3 years. It has been in the same spot for this time, which is next to a fireplace in the living room with varied levels of light. A few months ago it started losing a lot of leaves so I thought it might be getting too hot near the fire and moved the plant into another room and watered it well, the new position was in another room (unheated) close to a brighter window. However it ended up losing all its leaves. I now dont know what to do, should I prune it right down (it is or was about 2ft tall), should I water it again - is it worth it?
: any help would be much appreciated
: many thanks
: Michele

Michele,
Dont lose hope on your weeping fig! I accidently forgot about mine during a move, it was neglected in 40 degree weather in a cold garage. It lost every leaf, and looked like a stick!!!!! I brought it in the house and eventually it regrew all of its leaves and looks healthy again. They have troubles with changes in season, moisture, drafts, and sun. Consistancy is the key. If I move my figs when I rearrange a room, I can expect to lose a few leaves! Im sure it will spring back to normal once it is in a permanent location. I wouldnt worry about pruning.

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