Ficus #2 update

I had forgotten that I drastically pruned another ficus last year, and thought I'd show that too.


I bother to post about these probably because they are the two best looking houseplants I grow. Not the most exciting of post topics, but more evidence that radical pruning is sometimes the best thing for a plant.



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Here it is after pruning last winter:


It's clearly so much happier now, and like yesterday's ficus it lived outside this summer.


That probably helped a lot. How do these plants that love lots of light make it through the dim winters indoors?

Probably the same way we gardeners do: we suffer to some extent until it's over.

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susie @ persimmon moon cottage  – (January 26, 2017 at 3:16 PM)  

Your plant looks beautifully healthy. Do you use an insecticide in the soil or on the plant when you bring it indoors to overwinter? If so what kind do you use? I don't like to use insecticides on my indoor plants because any time my dog gets a chance he snacks on any fallen leaves that he finds. He seems to find them as delicious as potato chips. He searches fallen leaves out. But I thought maybe insecticide that was in the soil might be a bit safer. I would prefer he not find any plant leaves, but he often sees them before I do.

Hoover Boo  – (January 26, 2017 at 3:55 PM)  

You take great care of your indoor plants. It looks wonderful.

I'm usually outside, so indoor plants here are often forgotten.

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