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AllTheWayLive
Aug 6, 2016 7:00 PM CST
My ficus is growing like crazy!! Beautiful leaves that receive full sun, all day.
I was watering and noticed quite a few yellow leaves coming from the inside of the canopy. When I pulled it open, I was shocked to see it almost fused together with ariel roots. By the time I took the photo, I had pulled most.
I use spray and grow foliar spray about once or twice a month on all my plants. Could that be my problem?
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MzBlack
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Aug 6, 2016 10:37 PM CST
Aerial roots are very much a natural part of Ficus trees, including Ficus Benjamina. Humidity prompts the growth of them, and the spray and grow may also. Scroll through the link below for info and pictures of the F Benjamina roots.

http://cuckoo-on-bonsaislandscaping.blogspot.com/2012/03/sui...

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AllTheWayLive
Aug 6, 2016 11:32 PM CST
@Moonhowl Thanks much for the link. I've learned a lot!!!
My ficus is being a ficus!! It's VERY humid right now in Alabama, providing perfect conditions for ariel roots. Explains the ones attempting to grow of my Rubber Tree as well!!
I agree Thank You!
MzBlack
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier The WITWIT Badge Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moonhowl
Aug 7, 2016 10:57 AM CST
You are most welcome. Glad you found the info helpful. Smiling

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