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Name: Ben M.
Toronto, Ontario
Cactus and Succulents Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Annuals
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Bmasters172
May 21, 2020 11:14 AM CST
Howdy Phriends,

I've had my FLF for just about a year now (bought in June 2019_ and after the initial wave of leaves dropping off when I brought it home, things have been stable as can be, although no new growth has occurred.

However, I am noticing some issues on a couple of the leaves, I had a small split occurring on one, and some other markings on a few others.

Does anybody have any idea what is causing this? The whole tree gets scattered direct sunlight for a few hours at the end of the day (beside a west-facing window) and truly bright indirect light for the rest of the day as my windows are floor-to-ceiling.

Please help, thank you!!

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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
May 21, 2020 11:44 AM CST
The rigid, leatherlike leaves of FLF's crack easily. That is all that is visible in the photos and is not indicative of a problem. A photo of the entire plant might be more revealing.

Will Creed
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Name: Ben M.
Toronto, Ontario
Cactus and Succulents Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Annuals
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Bmasters172
May 24, 2020 4:34 PM CST
WillC said:The rigid, leatherlike leaves of FLF's crack easily. That is all that is visible in the photos and is not indicative of a problem. A photo of the entire plant might be more revealing.



Hey, here is a photo of the entire tree. I water it once a week, I'm experimenting with 2 times every week and a half. I mist the leaves quite a bit as well.
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
May 25, 2020 8:02 AM CST
Thanks for the photo. It looks fine and healthy. I usually recommend watering as soon as the top 1-2 cm of soil feels dry to the touch and watering thoroughly enough that some water trickles through the drain holes of the nursery pot.

Misting provides no benefits and is not necessary.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at [email protected]
I now have a book available on indoor plant care

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