Indoor Ficus Benjamina


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Hello all. I am new here. We just bought two weeks ago a Ficus Benjamina . About 5 feet tall. We notice everyday it drops about 3 to 5 leaves . Some are yellow , some are still green. I’ve heard they like humidity so I have a humidifier next to it. What humidity should they have ? I also noticed , I watered about six days ago , and the soil is still moist and looks like maybe mold may be forming on top the soil ? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Hello all. I am new here. We just bought two weeks ago a Ficus Benjamina . About 5 feet tall. We notice everyday it drops about 3 to 5 leaves . Some are yellow , some are still green. I’ve heard they like humidity so I have a humidifier next to it. What humidity should they have ? I also noticed , I watered about six days ago , and the soil is still moist and looks like maybe mold may be forming on top the soil ? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
What color is the "mold"? What type of growing medium is the ficus in?
 
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The ficus is in its original pot from the store. And the mold looks white / grayish.
 

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The ficus is in its original pot from the store. And the mold looks white / grayish.
The whitish looking stuff is probably a beneficial fungi named Tricoderma. It eats bad fungi.
It also looks like your ficus is planted too deep. You should be able to see its root flare. Dig out 2 or 3 inches, take another picture and post it.
 
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Take 2 or 3 inches of soil off the top of the plant ?
Yes take 2 or 3 inches of soil out of the container. You will know the root flare when you see it. It is where the roots start at the bottom end of the trunk
 
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Ok I will do that once I get home from
Work and upload another picture !
 
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