Posted 1M ago by @WinSnowcrocus

My ficus moclome is developing brown spots on the leaves....

Hello Barbara πŸ™‚

It can mean a number of things, but it's very hard to say without knowing anything else about the plant πŸͺ΄πŸ™‚

How often do you water it?
How big is the plant?
What size pot is it in?
Where do you have the plant in the home?
How long have you had the plant?
Is it exposed to a heater or an air con?
What soil is the plant in?

The more information you can give, the better πŸ™‚πŸŒ±
And pictures too ☺️🌿
Tree is about 7 ft. In an 18 in pot. It is inside a ceramic pot. I have had it about one month. I water it once a week. I was told to give it a gallon of water a week. It’s in a dark spot in the room. I have a grow light on it 8 hours a day. Not exposed to AC or heat. It is in the same soil as shipped from the nursery.
@WinSnowcrocus , you should always check the soil before watering, but the ficus moclome likes to not dry out too much, but also not be too wet πŸͺ΄πŸ’§

Are the spots facing the grow light? Or away from the grow light? 🌞πŸͺ΄

Is there good air circulation around the plant? They don't like stale humid air. πŸͺ΄

The most common reason for this polka dot looking browning of the leaves is related to watering or pest πŸ’§πŸͺ°

There is no set amount of water for a plant, you should saturate the soil every time you water, otherwise you risk that there are dry patches in the soil, and the roots in those patches won't get their drink of water β˜ΊοΈπŸ’§

overwatering isn't about how much water your plant gets, only about the frequency of the watering and the drainage of the soil 🌿

I would thoroughly check for pests.
Are there any fine webbing anywhere on the plant?
Can you see anything moving under the leaves?

Water it thoroughly when you water, and make sure it doesn't stand in water a second longer than it has to.
I let mine drip off on an oven grate type thing for at least 3-4 hours after watering to make sure they drip off all excess moisture that doesn't retain in the soil. ☺️
These spots are on both sides of the tree.No sign of pests or webbing