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Old 11-15-2017, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, AZ
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I planted 6 Green Creeping Fig plants a couple of weeks ago, and about half of them have several leaves that are turning white. Not white spots - the whole leaf is turning white. Can someone help identify what might cause this? Is it a concern? What can I do to resolve this?

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Old 11-16-2017, 12:54 AM
 
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Might it be this variety: 'Ficus Pumila Variegata' ficus fig with variegated leaves.
Creeping Fig Variegated
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:43 PM
 
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Might it be this variety: 'Ficus Pumila Variegata' ficus fig with variegated leaves.
Creeping Fig Variegated
Nope. They are all green. Just since I planted them, some of the leaves have turned all white.
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:53 PM
 
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Are they fuzzy white, if so could be a fungus/humidity problem. Clear close-up photos would help.
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:02 AM
 
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Thanks for the reply.... Not fuzzy, almost like the leaves have been bleached. Here's a pic:
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Old 11-20-2017, 08:21 AM
 
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Looks like an iron deficiency/overwatering.
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Old 11-20-2017, 05:43 PM
 
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Looks like an iron deficiency/overwatering.


OK, thank you! From what I am hearing, I am watering all my plants (have an automated irrigation system) too much.... Time to back off the timer!

Probably wouldn't hurt to do some iron supplementation? Can you recommend a product?

Thanks again!
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:41 PM
 
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OK, thank you! From what I am hearing, I am watering all my plants (have an automated irrigation system) too much.... Time to back off the timer!

Probably wouldn't hurt to do some iron supplementation? Can you recommend a product?

Thanks again!
Recommend chelated iron, works faster than other types. You should be able to find it at any garden center.
I use the Bonide-liquid iron brand and sometimes Grow-More iron chelate granular. Either one is good, there are others, follow the directions for best results.
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Old Yesterday, 02:01 AM
 
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Mineral deficiency. Iron or zinc. Easy fix.
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Old Yesterday, 09:12 PM
 
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Can I just use some scrap iron I have laying around in my garage?

Thanks for the advice, I will go to the garden center tomorrow! One good thing is those little buggers are growing! Just gotta get them good and strong now.
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