Why are my rubber tree leaves curling?
Improper watering – Both over- and under-watering can cause leaf curl on rubber plants. Allow the soil to dry slightly between watering, then water deeply, using room temperature water, until water leaks through the drainage hole. If the soil feels moist, wait another day or two before watering.
What does an overwatered Rubber Plant look like?
If the older leaves (usually the largest ones, at the bottom) are becoming yellow or brown, that’s a sign of overwatering. Let it dry out fully during longer periods of time between waterings. If the yellow/brown spots are spreading from the inner part of the leaf and out, that’s again a sign of overwatering.
What does it mean when leaves are curling in?
When leaves curl or ‘cup’ at the tips and the margins, the plant is trying to retain moisture. Any form of downwards curling usually indicates overwatering or overfeeding.
How do I know if my rubber plant needs water?
Let the top few inches of the soil dry in between waterings to make sure you don’t overwater. If the leaves start to droop, then your rubber plant is telling you it needs more water.
How often should I water my rubber tree?
every 1-2 weeks
Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Increase frequency with increased light.
How do I know if my rubber tree needs water?
How do I treat leaf curl?
Leaf curl can usually be controlled satisfactorily by a spray of a suitable registered fungicide at any stage of dormancy. Most effective control is achieved by spraying when the buds are swelling but before they have opened. It’s not possible to control the fungus once it’s entered the leaf.
How do I stop my leaves from curling?
In order to avoid curling leaves due to soil that is too soggy, always allow the top inch or two (approximately 2.5 to 5 cm.) of soil to dry out. Always use pots with drainage holes. Allow water to completely drain away after watering and never allow your potted plant to sit in water for extended periods of time.