Houseplants forum: Yellow spots on Ficus elastica

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Ranitomeya
Aug 13, 2017 3:16 AM CST
Hi my Ficus elastica has developed yellow spots on many of its leaves over the last few months, it started on one leaf and is gradually spreading to new growth higher up the plant. Any ideas of the cause/solution?
Thanks in advance
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Aug 13, 2017 9:56 AM CST
Can you post a photo that shows the entire plant, including its pot?
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Ranitomeya
Aug 14, 2017 5:52 AM CST
Whole plant, including pot. It's only been in this pot for a few weeks - it was in a smaller pot until now. I water once a week - every two weeks. Once the first few inches of soil is dry, then I make sure the water runs through the drainage holes. I use a half strength fertiliser every time I water during the summer. I cut it back earlier this year and its had 24 inches of healthy new growth.

Thanks
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Aug 18, 2017 12:59 PM CST
Your plant looks healthy and I see no cause for concern. The leaf spots are normal defects that we all have!

The pot is unnecessarily large, but you seem to have adjusted your watering appropriately. I would not fertilize more than once per month and only at half strength. There are already plenty of nutrients in the soil.

Your plant will continue to grow ever taller and you will soon need to prune once again. If you prune lower down on the stem, then you will not have to prune again so soon. In addition, you will get secondary stems lower down.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
I now have a book available on indoor plant care

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