In my experience, I have found that ficus is extremely vulnerable to
changing positions. Examples being different light, changes in temperature,
drafts or being moved from room to room. Could also be a watering problem
as they don't like to dry out. The white around the leaves might indicate a
high soluble salts content, perhaps you over fertilized it.
Hope this helps a bit.
Kevin Buckley wrote in message <6fugnf$n0d at newsops.execpc.com>...
>I have a 4' Ficus tree that is very sick. 95% of its leaves have
>dropped off, and many of the remaining leaves have a white discoloration
>around the fringe of the leaf.
>>Any help would be appreciated.