what's happening to my rubber tree?
My rubber tree keeps losing leaves one by one. They turn yellow and mottled then fall off. Any idea what might be happening? It looks like damage from spider mites but I can't find any sign of pests - no webbing and no red dots moving!
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    Stephanie A month or so ago I lost a couple leaves off my rubber tree in the exact same situation - they turned bright yellow and fell off, but there were no signs of pests at all. I found that putting the plant in the brightest spot in my apartment and waiting to water until the soil was completely dry put a stop to it. Good luck!
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    Pei Where does it live - how much sun and water does it get?? Can you share a few photos of the plant? It helps to identify the problem too :)
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    PlntNrd How long have you had it, how do you water it, is there drainage, and have there been any changes lately (moved to a different room, etc)? Spider mites can cause that mottling pattern you’re seeing, but they aren’t the only thing that does that. I would look at how you’re watering and if there’s drainage, because yellowing and significant leaf drop can be a sign of inconsistent/over watering.
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    Elana Here's a photo of the back of the leaf.
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