Well it is September. Time to prepare to bring in your tropical trees. We have started to clean the shelves and test the lights. The humidity trays that we use are in use outside so we have to remove the trees on them, clean them and then take them in. This time of year the bigger trees will not need the trays outside.
Be sure to use a good fungicide and bug killer when you bring the tropical trees inside.You may note some leaf drop while the trees adapt to the new envirnment. This is normal. We had a Willow Leaf Ficus drop all of its leaves and not regrow them for almost 3 months! Just because a tree drops its leaves does not mean that it is dead. If the branches are pliable and the buds look good the tree could just be resting.