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. 😄💚
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!
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
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
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
@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!
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
@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?
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.