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Q.pruning “figlia” plant

Anonymous added on December 21, 2014 | Answered

I think it is an indoor figlia(?) plant. It has no side branches (just 1 main “trunk). How do I get it to have side branches? Thanks.

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Answered on December 21, 2014

There's no such thing as figlia plant, but perhaps you mean some type of ficus, most likely a fiddle leaf fig? That has large leaves - around 6 - 10" long and shaped roughly like a fiddle; possibly also a ficus decora, known as rubber tree, that has large thick darkgreen leaves. Those two would be the most likely to have only one main trunk with no side branches. Given that the plant is healthy and growing, you can simply cut off the top top few inches, and it might well start to branch. If you send in a picture to this address, we might be able to give you more information. It's alway important to know the correct name for any plant you wish to be successful with.

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