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Q.Should I Cut The Original Trunk Cutting Back From My Propagated Fiddle Fig Leaf?

Zone 3031 | Sdale added on August 23, 2020 | Answered

I was given a propagated fiddle fig leaf . It seems to be doing well but I would like to encourage the new branch to become stronger and the prominent trunk. Should I cut back the original trunk and bury it in the soil?

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Answered on August 25, 2020

These are very slow growing. Anything that you do to encourage more growth will likely slow it down, so I wouldn't do much outside of watering it properly. They are easily overwatered and are really bad about contracting infections when they do get a little too much.

Don't bury the stump until your next repotting. This will be a few years since it is in such a large container, now.

Here is an article that will help you to care for the slow growing tree:


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