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KingLoother
May 9, 2020 9:57 AM CST
Hello everyone,

Almost two months ago i bought a ficus elastica (rubber plant). Since then it did grow a few new leaves, and it keeps growing. A few days ago i saw that some of the old leaves have these brown edges:

I'm a newby when it comes to plants so i don't know the reason. Is it the soil? Am i giving too much water (normally when the soil feels dry i give it some water)? The plant doesn't get direct sunlight.

Maybe i can get some advice from you guys. Thanks in advance.

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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
May 9, 2020 1:14 PM CST
The brown edges are limited and not indicative of a serious problem.

In general, it should be within a few feet of a sunny window where it can get a couple of hours of direct sunlight each day. Water it thoroughly as soon as the top inch of soil feels dry.

Why is the soil on top loose and clumping?
Will Creed
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