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Ficus / Weeping Fig

Postby Rupietoot » Mar 30, 2012 9:47 am

I will post this on the "houseplant" forum too but thought I would pick your brains! I have a ficus that is probably about 5 to 6 ft. tall and has just two main branches. I would like to prune / clip it so that it will get a little "bushier" Can I do that now? and are there any special tips or tricks or do I just clip where I want?

thanks to all for your experise as always!

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Re: Ficus / Weeping Fig

Postby Dumbo » Mar 31, 2012 2:49 am

Everything I read said you can prune this tree anytime (but prefers it at it's rest period).

I also read not to cut back more than 1/3 total or you will cause problems with it (disease/death).

There are a hundred sites and quite a few youtube vids on this.

Here is just one link
http://www.ehow.com/how_4854935_trim-ficus-tree.html
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Re: Ficus / Weeping Fig

Postby Rupietoot » Apr 01, 2012 11:11 am

Thanks so much! Especially for the link!

Wish me luck!

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Re: Ficus / Weeping Fig

Postby DonnaZn2SK » Apr 02, 2012 11:48 pm

You might want to watch a basic pruning tutorial or read a pruning book so that you use the proper technique. It will survive a hack-job, it just won't look as pretty. :lol:

Be careful with the white sap that exudes from the cuts, sometimes it causes irritation.
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Re: Ficus / Weeping Fig

Postby CdnChelsea » Oct 25, 2012 7:47 am


Oh wow. I was so surprised when I saw Dumbos post on this thread. I thought he was back until I saw the date on his post.

Come back, Dumbo. If you are lurking and reading this, I will even give you my new avatar. Kinda reminds me of you...lol...



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