Posted 1M ago by @StylishMendoza

Loosing leaves... :(

My Dwarf Umbrella is loosing all her leaves since a week... It is getting very warm in Rishikesh and she's inside, where there isn't much air circulation.. But the leaves are becoming brown and soft, as if there is too much water.. When I watered it, the soil was dry.
She's new, so maybe the problem is when I repotted her from her bag of when I bought it to an actual pot?

Please help....
20ft to light, indirect
5โ€ pot with drainage
Last watered 1 day ago
Hey @StylishMendoza It sounds like your Dwarf Umbrella tree (Schefflera arboricola) may be experiencing stress due to environmental factors๐Ÿ˜•. Here are a few things to consider and steps you can take to help your plant recover:

๐ŸŒฟCheck the roots: If you suspect root rot, carefully remove the plant from its pot and inspect the roots. Look for signs of mushiness, darkening, or a foul odor, which indicate rot. Trim off any affected roots and repot the plant in fresh, well-draining soil.

๐ŸŒฟAssess watering: While the soil may have been dry on the surface, it's possible that the roots are not receiving adequate moisture. Water thoroughly, ensuring that the water reaches the entire root ball. Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings to prevent overwatering.

๐ŸŒฟProvide proper drainage: Ensure that your pot has drainage holes at the bottom to allow excess water to escape. If the pot does not have drainage, consider repotting the plant into a container with proper drainage.

๐ŸŒฟImprove air circulation: Since your plant is indoors, lack of air circulation could be contributing to its decline. Place the plant in a location with better air circulation, such as near an open window or a fan. Avoid placing it directly in front of air conditioning vents or heaters.

๐ŸŒฟMonitor humidity: If the air in your home is very dry, consider increasing humidity levels around the plant. You can do this by placing a humidity tray filled with water and pebbles beneath the plant or by using a room humidifier.

๐ŸŒฟ Inspect for pests: Check the plant carefully for signs of pests such as spider mites or mealybugs, which can cause leaf damage and stress. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

By addressing these potential issues and providing proper care, you can help your Dwarf Umbrella tree recover and thrive in its new environment. Keep a close eye on the plant's progress and make adjustments as needed.
@StylishMendoza If the leaves are turning yellow first, then brown, what is likely happening is that itโ€™s suffering from too much love: the roots are possibly suffocating, due to a lack of oxygen, because they are waterlogged. make sure that the plant is not getting direct sun light . About this is important : To avoid root rot, a money tree needs a sandy potting mix with a peat base, which will provide plenty of drainage. You should also use a pot with good drainage, or keep the plant in a grow pot that you can remove for watering. Hereโ€™s a website with more info for you: Happy Growing
It might also benefit from more light. Can you move it closer to some indirect bright light? Mine gets morning sun, but can always see the sky. Your pot might be a little too big, can you go down a size?