Ficus benjamina mystery

Joined
Jan 8, 2023
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Location
Cairo
Country
Egypt
Hello everyone one
Am new to this forum and I wish someone could help me to find out whats going on with a tree i got
First : its a garden wall ficus benjamina
The wall seems fine except one tree suddenly dry and fall with colored leafs
I asked lots of experts but seems that everyone give me a different answer
Second : an watering 2 times a week with auto drop system this tree isbthe only one which get thia symptoms
I will upload the photo and wish i get an advice
 

Attachments

  • IMG20230108152642.jpg
    IMG20230108152642.jpg
    208.3 KB · Views: 15
  • IMG20230108152651.jpg
    IMG20230108152651.jpg
    343.7 KB · Views: 13
Joined
Apr 2, 2022
Messages
1,326
Reaction score
559
Location
Tennessee
Hardiness Zone
6b
Country
United States
Well sometimes you can get different answers and they all be right. The purplish leaves look to have a phosphorus deficiency as you can compare to this picture. That is one answer.

If it does then why would it have a phosphorus deficiency? The pH could be way off. When the pH is out of bounds plants cant pull up certain nutrients. That is answer two. The soil could be just lacking phosphorus. Sand wont hold nutrients the same as a clay soil. That is answer three.

I see some very very dark green leaves on the top of the left tree and very green leaves in the interior of the other trees, so you must have been fertilizing with something.
 
Joined
Nov 13, 2019
Messages
1,510
Reaction score
538
Location
Riverside/Pomona CA
Hardiness Zone
9
Country
United States
Check the trunk from bottom to top for some kind of injury, especially at ground level.
Make sure the soil level is the same as the original level.
How long has it been planted there?
Soil chemistry is unlikely to affect one plant in the middle of a row without any signs on the neighboring plants. Check the emitters closest to the failing tree. They might be plugged.
Post some pictures of the base of the tree.
 
Joined
Jan 8, 2023
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Location
Cairo
Country
Egypt
Well sometimes you can get different answers and they all be right. The purplish leaves look to have a phosphorus deficiency as you can compare to this picture. That is one answer.

If it does then why would it have a phosphorus deficiency? The pH could be way off. When the pH is out of bounds plants cant pull up certain nutrients. That is answer two. The soil could be just lacking phosphorus. Sand wont hold nutrients the same as a clay soil. That is answer three.

I see some very very dark green leaves on the top of the left tree and very green leaves in the interior of the other trees, so you must have been fertilizing with something.
Thank you
 
Joined
Jan 8, 2023
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Location
Cairo
Country
Egypt
Check the trunk from bottom to top for some kind of injury, especially at ground level.
Make sure the soil level is the same as the original level.
How long has it been planted there?
Soil chemistry is unlikely to affect one plant in the middle of a row without any signs on the neighboring plants. Check the emitters closest to the failing tree. They might be plugged.
Post some pictures of the base of the tree.
I will make a full some photos. And post it here
Thank a lot
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Members online

Forum statistics

Threads
26,408
Messages
254,915
Members
13,192
Latest member
jackiep9

Latest Threads

Top