Ficus update

Just a little update on one of my houseplants, one of a few fiddleleaf figs (Ficus lyrata) I have.

Here's the way it looks right now. Want to hear more about this and why it's somewhat amazing?


About a year ago I pruned this plant back to bare sticks, a scary thing that I do every few years. Here's what it looked like after a few weeks:

That was a big relief, seeing that growth.

Here it is again now after spending the summer under the skylights in my deck:

So nice, and it looks fantastic again inside the house, not the lanky, awkward thing it was before the pruning.

This fall I pruned another one, and it's just starting to refoliate:

It will live outdoors this summer too, so it should be nice and leafy when I next show it to you.

Houseplants are difficult unless you have lots of light, so I'm glad that I can revive at least some of them every year or two!


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Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (January 25, 2017 at 5:01 PM)  

Your post is a great reminder that radical pruning is OK. More than that, that it's often the best thing to do. (This is a reminder TO MYSELF!)

Hoover Boo  – (January 25, 2017 at 5:06 PM)  

It looks great. It looks happy and healthy. I guess I need to decapitate mine now also--it is a little sad due to lack of watering.

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