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Q.Trimming back a fiddler lead fig

Zone 60531 | Anonymous added on June 17, 2018 | Answered

I have a fiddler leaf fig. It has grown to over 6′ tall in my sun porch. I want to trim it down and hopefully have to branch out. I just don’t know when I should do this. I would also like to root the cuttings and save them as new plants. Any ideas on how to do this would be helpful. Thanks

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Answered on June 18, 2018

The best time to prune your fiddle leaf fig is in the spring when there will be plenty of light to fuel recovery and new growth. Try to prune in the spring or early summer.
Make each cut about half an inch from any leaves or the trunk. This allows your plant to properly heal without risk of infection to the main trunk or any remaining leaves. Remove and dispose of any dropped leaves or debris to keep germs and infections from spreading.


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