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Q.I Have A 8 Year Old Potted Ficus That Lives On My Florida Patio. It Has Started Growing What Looks Like Roots From The Branches.

Zone 32224 | mahealey1 added on October 4, 2020 | Answered

Is this normal? What should I do about this growth?

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Answered on October 6, 2020

This is normal, especially, in humid areas. There is no action to be taken.They will root and turn into multiple trunks.

If you do not want them to be there, and only want the single trunk, then you may prune them. Just be sure to spray with a fungicide after to avoid infection.

Here is an example of the most common Ficus to behave in this manner:


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