Ficus Trees

Train Ficus to Grow More Upright

Davejoyal added on July 22, 2015 | Answered

Started this as a cutting with 1 leaf on it. It was put in soil in mid April. As you can see, it's grown quite a bit in 3 short months. Went from less than 1/8" diameter to the thickness of a pencil. As it grew, I trimmed off the first 4/5 bottom branches and leaves to keep it growing in more of a tree form. Since it's been outside getting direct sunlight, it's grown many more leaves and the stems have become longer. Question is, overtime as the branches thicken, will it pull itself more upright or do I need to do something to help it? It's now growing much wider than taller. Obviously due to the weight of the leaves. Thanks!

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Answered on July 23, 2015

Rotate the plant weekly to give even light to the plant. This should help.

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