Healthy tree?

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  1. Benji

    Benji New Member

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    Hi, new to the forums here at UBC. I have a Braided Benjamina Ficus Tree which is housed in a chameleon terrarium. Just wondering how to care for it. Does it look healthy?
     

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  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It looks healthy to me. These are grown for indoor landscape so it seems they do well in artificial growing conditions like this. I have not grown one for a long time, but as I recall they like consistent conditions--not too hot or cold. letting them get too dry or such can cause tremendous leaf drop, which can be kind of shocking for the gardener. Looks like what ever you are doing is good for the plant and you should maintain this same care.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. There actually is some shedding. Any cause for concern?
     

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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I think they always shed a little. That does not look bad. It is a temperamental plant, just try to give it consitent care.
     

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