Fig Tree

Fig Tree Care

hanka added on February 16, 2012 | Answered

How to go about downsizing pots, about 3 sizes down. Is it possible?

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Answered on February 19, 2012

You can try root pruning. How much you can do will depend on how big the tree is. You can safely prune up to 1/3 of the roots away at once but make sure to also prune an equivalent amount from the above ground portion as well. You would then need to wait about 6 months before you could do it again.

Depending on the size of the tree, 1/3 may be enough to down size as much as you want, but you may also need to do it a few times. Here is more on root pruning:

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