Schefflera leaves turning brown

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  1. nanso

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    Hello,
    I just bought this schefflera about a week ago, now the leaves (even the new growth)are turning brown and falling off. I'm keeping it out of direct sunlight, and I've watered it once or twice since I bought it. Any idea what could be wrong?
    Thanks alot,
    Nancy
     

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  2. togata57

    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Does the pot have good drainage?
     
  3. nanso

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    Hey Togata :)
    Yes, it's in a plastic pot with drain holes at the bottom.
    thanks
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Hmmm. What's the ambient temperature in the room?
    Take a run through a list of The Usual Suspects: temperature; light; moisture---too high or too low? Plus, a frisking of the plant for insect freeloaders and/or virus-fungus stuff is a good idea, both on the plant itself and in the soil. (I have read here on the Forum of the latter---ecch!)

    Is there a big temperature difference between where the plant was previously living and where it is now? Have you applied fertilizer, and, if so, in what strength and by what method?
     
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    Hi Togata,
    The room temperature is usually between 23-26 deg C, dont think that would be much different from the Ikea store I bought it from. Not much humidity (air conditioner running most of the time since its very hot here). It might not be getting enough light, I moved it near a window yesterday where it would get some sun in the afternoon. No I havent fertilized it.
    I looked for insect freeloaders or fungus etc but couldnt find anything obvious. Would spraying it with pesticide, just in case, help?
    thanks
     

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