asyacosta
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Green leaves falling off my Bonsai!!

My bonsai is losing green leaves and they seem to be quite droopy. I don't want to over water it though, but the soil is still quite moist. Some of the leaves are turning brown and dying and others have gone kind of yellow. I water it roughly twice a week and make sure the soil is always moist. It gets sunlight everyday but it is a North facing window (my apartment only faces North). Could it be that it suddenly got colder? I live in Paris and recently leaves have started falling off all other trees in the neighbourhood....

HELP! :cry:

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asyacosta
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luigonz
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let it dry out between waterings
looks like too much water!!! :oops:

JTred
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Ficus typically drop leaves when exposed to drafts or a change to cold, or if they are moved to a drastically new location. Also, as luigonz said it may be overwatering.

In any case, a tree with few or no leaves requires much less water than a tree with a lot of leaves, so until the leaves grow back you will want to be very careful about watering. ONLY water when dry.

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