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Indoor "ficus" plants: Help!

Peter Marzitelli pmarz at netcom.ca
Sun Jan 26 13:04:29 EST 1997


In article <5ceo51$ug at tor-nn1-hb0.netcom.ca>,
	Peter Marzitelli <pmarz at netcom.ca> wrote:

>In article <01bc0994$6a7b3340$4aa141ce at default>,
>	"Houston Giles" <houst at centuryinter.net> wrote:
>
>>We have killed our last couple of "ficus" trees.  Does anyone know how to
>>take care of them?  We don't do anything but water them about every three
>>days.  Help!  Our new one looks as if its dying!
>>
>
>if it looks like it's dieing it is probabling going into dormancy(taking a
>nap).The leaves start to turn yellowish brown and fall off.Don't panic.
>The one sure test to find out if it's still alive is by tring to bend a
>branch that you may prune anyway,if its flexable its still alive,but even 
>if it breaks I'd still take care of it to see if it comes back by summer.
>Do not water it to much ,once week or less.
>If I remeber itshould start to bud in about a month or so.

 note:I am talking about the common fig "ficus carica" .If yours is not a
common fig disregarde my privious post.



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