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.
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.