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Q.Advice Regarding A Fig Cutting

Zone 08755 Zone 6-7 | Anonymous added on December 14, 2021 | Answered

I took cuttings from my fig tree a month or so ago. I see new growth and roots that are actually appearing on the cuttings above the soil line. Can I back fill to bring those roots underneath the soil?

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Answered on December 15, 2021

You can ignore those above-soil roots and they will dry up and fall off. You should have roots growing below the soil, as well. It is not usually advisable to add soil above an existing grade because it can cause stem rot.

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