Yellow Ficus Tree

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Welcome to this article that will be talking about why you might be seeing your ficus tree starting to turn yellow. This can be a pretty annoying thing happening during the summer season. As the temperature rises, the tree will be getting more and more sunlight exposure.

This increase will cause the plant to eventually get too much which causes the leaves to be sunburnt. Sunburnt leaves are often identified by turning yellow or even red sometimes. After a while, it will turn brown instead and fall off.

Follow along in the article here and we will continue talking about caring for and growing a ficus tree. This issue is pretty common but easy to fix if you are a beginner in the world of gardening. 

Ficus Tree Growing Outside

Yellow Ficus Tree

As we mentioned at the beginning of the article here, the ficus tree will be affected by the increase in temperature and sunlight exposure during the summer. Like most plants or trees, the ficus tree will have a threshold where more sunlight will just cause damage.

You can grow the ficus tree both inside and outside. Indoors we recommend trying to get it about 8 – 10 hours each day. Outdoors, however, this amount goes down a little bit to about 6 – 8 hours instead.

As you can see it’s pretty easy for the tree to get too much outside. To help support the plant during this time we recommend you water the soil more. We recommend trying to keep the soil slightly damp all the time for the best prospects of a happy ficus tree.

If there is enough water in the soil, there will also be more water in circulation in the tree. This will make sure the tree has an easier time protecting itself from the harsh sunlight.

Since you are most likely growing the tree on freeland outside, it will be hard to move the plant at all. So unfortunately you will just have to accept that during the summer, the ficus tree will begin to have yellow leaves. Perhaps when it’s older the tree will have an easier time consuming the sunlight it’s getting and you might not see any more yellow leaves.

If you would like to learn about ficus trees and bonsai then you should check out this article here, Ficus Aerial Roots Bonsai.

Large Ficus Tree Leaves

Does A Ficus Tree Need Direct Sunlight

A ficus tree will definitely grow the best if it’s getting direct sunlight. This will treat the tree the best as artificial light or indirect light will have a diminishing effect on the tree.

The ficus tree is used to grow in an environment where the temperature is higher and the sun is out more during the year than in colder climates. So trying to emulate this environment if you are living further north will be very important.

But for the longevity of your ficus tree, then you should find an area where the plant at least can get some partial shade during the day. This will help protect the plant from yellowing leaves.

If you would like to learn about trimming a ficus tree then you should read this article, How To Trim A Large Outdoors Ficus Tree.

Ficus Tree Growing Outside

What Do Yellow Leaves On Ficus Tree Mean

If you are seeing yellowing leaves on your ficus tree, then that often means the plant is getting way too much sunlight. Eventually, these yellowing leaves will turn brown and fall off.

If the tree is having leaves falling off prematurely then it can’t get the necessary amount of energy from the process of photosynthesis.

Ficus Tree Growing Outdoors