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Ficus spider mites? 2 months 2 weeks ago #44249

my ficus bonsai's leaves are dying and there is white fuzz on the leaves and branches what could this be? Spider mites?

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Ficus spider mites? 2 months 2 weeks ago #44256

Could be anything. But this plant is dead.
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Ficus spider mites? 2 months 2 weeks ago #44310

That is grim news but thank you for notifying me. I will continue to water it for another month or so before I give up completely and start from scratch on a new tree.
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Ficus spider mites? 2 months 1 week ago #44390

"Powdery mildew" looks to me at a glance. But the trunk looks firm, rather than mushy ... so is it dead? If I were you I'd ask around a bit more before I'd start watering it. It could be that excess water was the problem in the first place. Just guessing. It is a common mistake to think that ficus needs lots of water and frequently. Being a tropical plant must be the reason for the misconception but the ficus should be rather dry between watering. I hope that I haven't confused you even more than you were. :)
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