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AissaFlowers

Caring for potted plants at home since 2015 (caring means trying not to killl them) 😩😅 Location: Philippines 🇵🇭

Ficus elastica 'Variegata'

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
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AissaFlowers

A close up of that branch! 😍 #ficuselastica #variegated #rubbertree

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
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AissaFlowers

Somehow my variegated rubber tree has been fighting off all its previous problems with pests. Its grown quite tall and put out lots of leaves the past 3 months. I just keep my regular routine of spraying neem oil mixture on its leaves and feed it fertilizer once in a while. Been my practice green thumb plant for a while now and Im so glad it has stayed alive. 😄💚

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gjones

It's looking nice and healthy. Big too😊

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brightcolours

Looking good!

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lovestogarden

Worth the work as she looks great. #ficus #elastica #ficuselastica #ficuselasricavariegata #variegata #variegated #variegatedrubbertree #houseplant #update

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AissaFlowers

thanks @gjones @brightcolours and @lovestogarden!!! so glad to have a supportive community here on GT 😁

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lovestogarden

Supportive is right. I have learned so much too. It IS a wonderful community. ❤️

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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AissaFlowers

Although the peak of growing season seems to be over with the rainy season now settling in, this rubber tree has gifted me with many new leaves the past weeks; and some were bigger than ever, big enough to cover my entire face with. 🌱😄 Thank you ficus! You give me so much joy!

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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AissaFlowers

Big yellow leaves 😄 #ficuselastica

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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AissaFlowers

My other rubber tree and sansevieria - the elder plants in the group. They were never in perfect condition to begin with (both had bug infestations) so it’s good to know they’re still thriving! 😊 #sansevieria #rubbertree #philippines

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gjones

You'd never know they had an infestation as they look very healthy.

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AissaFlowers

@gjones thanks! the older leaves fell off and the bottom trunk is a bit bare but otherwise the leaves are big and healthy now. :) just got skinny legs.

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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AissaFlowers

Here is the underside of the leaf, breaks my heart to see it get sick now after all this time 😓 #FicusElastica-Help #Help

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cyndi

Is this root bound? How fast does the water run through the soil? And have you fed it plant food? Sometimes root bound plants use up all the goodness in the soil and need a soil replacement. Just an idea that came into my head as i was about to log out. Hope you fig this out xo best wishes

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gjones

Sort or looks like rust or spores. Maybe @moore.794 or @purplebird can help

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moore.794

looks like an insect carried disease. give best care you can and hope for best. plant may be able to out grow

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purplebird

Read www.epicgardening.com/rubber-tree-plant for care and some possible problems. From looking around different sites over watering or poor drainage is usually the problem. Varigieta needs more light than plain green leaves. But indirect. Could be one of the leaf diseases but I couldn't find a photo that looks exactly like yours. Still proper care best unless you see a pest (use magnifying glass to check) but as others said good care best. Check out site. Good luck.🤗 @gjones

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AissaFlowers

@purplebird @moore.794 @gjones @cyndi thanks for coming to rescue! i decided to change the soil and check for root damage or insects as per advice... did not notice anything awry (thankfully). some of the leaves are showing the red marks but not as damaged as the one in the photo. this tree has the biggest pot in my garden but the soil did drain faster than my FLF tree. ill keep inspecting for any problems but i do hope she survives. it has become really warm here in the PH as summer approaches!

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AissaFlowers

@purplebird @moore.794 @gjones @cyndi arnd 33-34c on ave. could be stress also adjusting to the heat, i know i am! i do wish ill have good updates in the coming weeks/months.🙏🏼

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gjones

I hope it does well for you.

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moore.794

each spot with pink ring is where insect bit plant. donot stress by moving or excess watering.1/2 strength weak fertilizer each watering and leach / fresh water occasionaly to remove excess salts. leaf may eventually brown just remove. allow to dry between watering. good luck @AissaFlowers

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AissaFlowers

@moore.794 thanks, how fascinating. these insects must be really tiny as i dont see any with my naked eye. another leaf has fallen and browned. does it help perhaps to wipe down the leaves with a wet cloth?

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moore.794

the spots are old. insect long gone. wipe with clear water good as removes dust. @AissaFlowers

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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AissaFlowers

This got me worried. It was not looking like this a week ago. #help Is it some kind of mold or insect causing this? I have not done anything at all to the soil or watering habits of my tree. 😓

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cyndi

Is it the only one? If so it could just be getting old. Cut it off. Then add cinnamon to the cut to keep fungus at bay. Look through the soil see if you see any pest. Make sure its not over or underwatered. Sometimes leaves do just die.

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