Asked on May 9, 2017

How can I care for a Miniture Fig Tree?

Nelson.incStephen TaylorColin L Deans


I have what was called a miniature fig tree growing in a very large tub, and wondered if It should be pruned to keep a shape as it tends to get a bit straggly and how and when please. Regards, Colin.
3 answers
  • Colin L Deans
    on May 9, 2017

    It's a great idea and thank you for any help I may get.
  • Stephen Taylor
    on May 9, 2017

    Prune back to just above a bud (leaf node) to the length you want, the fruit grows on 2nd year growth best (tho you may get some small figs on new growth)
    on May 9, 2017

    Are you speaking of a miniature fig tree that is a house plant? They don't bear fruit. They can be lightly trimmed back about once or twice a year. Mainly you should be removing any dead growth. Ficus benjamina trees are cousins of rubber trees, with lots of sticky sap that drips if you cut into a live branch and this should mostly be avoided as the plant can "bleed" too much. Also, do not put it into a bigger pot as they like to be root bound.
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