Give the plant to Bob Kirk.
He thinks the "Weeping Fig", Ficus benjamina is wonderful.
I would say get rid of it and get something not so temperamental.
"Mario Desiderio" <mandm at flashnet.it> wrote in message
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>> I have a big Benjamin planted in a vase, it is almost 2 meters tall, not
> so many leaves,
> it frequently looses many leaves during winter and regain in summer.
>> This summer new leaves tried to come out, but not so many survive, why ?
>> Now it is getting even worst it is loosing many leaves specially 2 of
> the 3 main stems of the plant.
>> Also these 2 stems in worst condition the skin is coming off ? why ?
>> What can I do ?
>> The plant is outside in a balcony and it gets direct sun only late
>> How much watering it needs ?