The leaves rarley fall anymore for me.Brad said:Ficus benjamina
Water as soon as the top inch or two of the soil becomes dry. Make sure water drains from the pot properly. This plant is sensitive to light changes, and any serious movement of the plant will cause a lot of leave loss. The leaves will come back more adapted to the changes. You can prune the plant easily to decrease height.
I agree. This makes a huge difference for the tall leafy plants like ficus and hibiscus.Southernmost said:I always put an inch or two of small stones or broken clay pots in the bottom before soil to help with drainage and reduce root rot.