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Common name for Ficus a genus of woody trees, shrubs, vines, epiphytes, and hemiepiphytes.

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New Fig Tree Leaves Dying

Our fig trees budded and new leaves emerged, but after about a week the edges turned brown and the leaves have curled up and died. Only two leaves are left on one of the trees, though new buds are ...
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Is 5-5-2 NPK fruit tree fertilizer suitable for indoor fiddle leaf fig tree?

I read that the best NPK ratio for indoor fiddle fig tree is 3-1-2. I have a fruit tree fertilizer with the ratio of 5-5-2. Can I use it instead? How far away from the ideal ratio is safe to go? Is ...
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Growth rate of strangler aerial roots in sub-tropics

In sub-tropical climate, like in Roatán, Honduras, how fast do aerial roots of young strangler figs grow? Ludwig et al. mention in their article Living bridges using aerial roots of ficus elastica – ...
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Roots growing up in newly potted propagate

I tried propagating my first plant: a fiddle leaf fig. I propagated in water and when roots were about 2 or 3 inches I put it in a pot with soil. I noticed some roots started showing above the soil. ...
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Why is the color fading on my variegated rubber plant?

The normal vibrant color is fading from my variegated rubber plant. I've made the mistake of overwatering it in the past, but was about a year ago. Is this a residual hangover from that time? Or is ...
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Can anyone identify what sort of egg or pupa this is?

Can anyone identify what these little critters might be? We are Trying to be on the offense for the fig beetles that are sure to return this season and so we began inspecting the tree and the dirt. ...
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Brown spot on fiddle leaf fig

I have some brown spots on my fiddle leaf fig. I have some large patches of brown spot on the big leave. And some small patches on the new leaves. May I know what could have caused the problem? Should ...
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Broken limb fixed with glue

A few weeks ago, I snapped clean the end of a fig tree branch. Unsure on how to fix it, I put in back in place and secured it by gluing paper towel around it with glue (the glue was meant to stay on ...
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Can I notch a fig tree to promote branching?

I have a small garden. One area that gets a lot of sun is along a fence, so I decided to try an espaliered fig tree. My problem is that the tree doesn’t have many branches low down. Is there anything ...
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What type of fig to plant in the Netherlands

I have a garden that I would like to grow a fig tree in, currently it already has a fig, however the fig in question doesn't make a lot of fruit and we would like to get a 2nd one that does make a lot ...
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How to make my fig tree better?

Someone gifted me a fig tree at the beginning of winter (because I had just started to get interested in gardening). I think it was in a greenhouse before it ended up inside my not-so-sunny apartment. ...
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Mold on bottom of fig tree

Bottom of fig tree with soft spongy mold Can anybody tell me what this is at the bottom of my fig tree? It looks like it killed part of it? Any remedy or advice. Thanks
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What went wrong with my potted creeping fig?

I bought this ice caps creeping fig in September, and it's just not doing very well. The leaves are very dry and brown looking, and I haven't seen any new leaves since shortly after we got it; I'm not ...
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How do I go about pruning a mature fig tree to a smaller size?

I've recently purchased a house that has a rather large fig tree next to a two-story garage. It's gotten a bit unruly as you can see from this photo: I've read that fig trees should be pruned in the ...
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Fig Tree Worms? Solution?

Hi! I’m hoping someone can help me with a fig tree problem. We are located in Lebanon. There seems to be something resembling sawdust around the tree bark. This is my parents’ garden and I am ...
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Fig tree languishing after 2 years - how to reinvigorate?

I have a fig tree which was planted two years ago next to a wall. The soil-side of the wall faces north, the sunny pavement side face south, so it provides plenty of heat. The sun can shine on the ...
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Determine species of figs, care in very wet Texas June, harvest time(s)

I have a fig tree growing in my back yard, and do not know the species. This is central Texas (the "Hill Country"), and our normal hot June and July is so far very wet and cooler than normal. The ...
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A relocating friend gave me their potted fig tree which is now thriving in my ground - but no flowers or fruit!

A relocating friend gave me their weak looking potted fig shrub tree in July. I planted it in semi shade as the weather was very hot - but in our yard it is absolutely thriving - seems very happy and ...
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Ficus elastica — Will its leaves uncurl?

I started getting a bit of leaf curl on a rubber fig we bought for our studio a few weeks ago. The soil felt a little damp, so I've slowed down on the watering, but gave the leaves a mist once this ...
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Large fig tree fruit rotting on tree and falling all over the ground

The fig tree has been producing an incredible amount of fruit. Unfortunately all the fruit is rotting before it even falls from the tree. It smells like rancid rotting fruit all the time outside, and ...
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Fig tree - white holes & bald spots

I’ve searched for fig tree ailments (and there are many!) but can’t find a match for my problem. Can anyone help? Many of the leaves look like this - the leaf bulk has been eaten away and there is ...
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Zone for planting a Chicago Fig tree outdoors. I am in zone 5

I have 2 Chicago fig trees and I need to know planting, soil type and zone safe to plant outdoors.
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Thousands of tiny white eggs (?) on fig tree leaves - what are they? What to do?

I'm in Long Island and have a fig tree in my yard. I added some top-soil to the base a week or so ago. I don't know if it is related, but yesterday I found that the leaves are infested with what look ...
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New fig trees seemed dead; now sprouting from the base. Any special treatment?

We planted two Chicago Hardy fig trees here in DC last fall, but we planted them a bit late, and had an early freeze and a cold winter overall. They were each a single stalk of about 18-24" (45-60 cm) ...
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I have a large fig tree with the figs rotting and falling off

As the title states, all the figs fall off the tree without ever getting ripe. I am a property caretaker and the owners said that this happens every year. It is a huge tree that is full of massive ...
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Fig tree leaf color lighter than usual

Why does the fig tree (about 10x10x10feet in size) leaves have light green spots like this?
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How does one create a sparse canopy?

I am looking to grow a fig tree indoors and was very inspired by these pictures. Assuming that isn't somehow unhealthy for the tree, how would one get a purchased tree that comes like this to obtain ...
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What's this green stuff on my soil?

I dumped my french press on this potted fig tree a few times, perhaps that was a mistake. Today I noticed this this green stuff on top of the soil. What is this?
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Why are my figs dry inside and not ripening?

I have this several year old fig tree, should be coming up on 6-7 years. It's about 18 feet tall perhaps, and for the last several years it has produced figs. They get tender on the skin but when I ...
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Why are my fig leaves yellowing?

I planted this fig tree a couple of months ago and although at first the leaves looked good, the new ones have been increasingly more yellowed. I'm not sure what I could be doing wrong, I water it ...
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How do I eliminate invasive creeping fig?

I live in Central Florida, in a courtyard-type home. Growing THROUGH my rear wall is a creeping fig [I believe] coming from the outside of my wall from a neighbor's home. I have heard that nothing ...
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Is April too late to prune my fig tree?

I have a purple and gold variety fig tree that's been established for about three or four seasons. I had been cutting it all the way back every winter, but this season, I missed my opportunity (for no ...
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Can you grow a fig tree in full shade?

About 3 weeks ago I propagated a cutting from a fig tree in water. It is growing roots and almost ready to plant. I have a nice spot for it but it will (at best) receive 1-2 hours of direct morning ...
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Zone 6b edible Ficus (Fig) hardiness/overwintering

Two years ago I purchased and grew a wonderfully beautiful brown turkey fig tree in south Toronto, Canada. Alas, it died as I overwintered in in an unheated garage which I thought might be sufficient....
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What should I do with this Ficus elastica (Rubber fig)?

Something is wrong with my Ficus elastica (Rubber fig). What is this white hard salt-like thing? It is on the backside of some leaves. I cleaned this with water and cotton and it came off, but it ...
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Why are the figs rotting on my tree?

I have white fig trees in my yard, and this year we are experiencing figs that seem to be waterlogged, and are now turning brown and falling from the tree. Some that have remained on the tree have ...
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What's wrong with this fig?

I have a fig tree in a pot in my balcony. Recently it has lost a couple of leaves and they all display the same features: yellowish color on the front side of the leaf, and tiny small white dots on ...
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How to prune a fiddle leaf fig tree

I have had this fiddle leaf fig tree (ficus lyrata) for about a year and it has grown a lot of new leaves along three of its branches, but not on any others. In fact, many small, dry leaves have ...
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Why did my fig tree stop making fruit?

Six years ago I planted a fig tree that was given to me. I was told it was a "dwarf" fig but there has never been anything dwarf about it. Within a couple of years of planting the tree it began ...
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Will a cutting from a wild fig tree grow more quickly in water or soil?

I intend to grow a wild Fig tree (Indian) from a cutting I broke off the foot path. Will it sprout roots faster in water or should I pot it and hope? The Pipal cutting has both root buds and branch ...
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What to do with fig cutting in water?

About 8 weeks ago I stuck a couple cut fig branches in a glass of water in a sunny space. As of today, one of the cuttings has sprouted a couple of leaves out the side of the branch, but I don't see ...
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Should I trim the leaves off my fig cuttings?

I have a Black Mission fig tree that's getting removed soon, and in order to (after a fashion) rescue it, I've taken some cuttings from it using the instructions I found here. The cuttings I've taken ...
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Fig fruit fell off before ripe

I've gotten 3 fig trees and I had a question. I have a Celeste that's planted in the ground, a Brown Turkey that's in a pot, and a Kadota that I received yesterday that's bare root. I'm in SC clay ...
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Good or bad fertiliser?

Last year I've used a fertilizer named AZOMITE and this year I didn't have much fig-crop (it is fall now where I am). Last year, at this time, I had a lot of figs. Anybody know if this fertilizer has ...
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What is this pest attacking a fig tree?

I have a fig tree that is covered in these strange pests. They appear to be live organisms, but they don't move. What could these be and how can I deal with them?
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Can a 8ft fig tree be moved?

We have a fig tree whose roots have broken into our concrete cistern. The cistern will be fixed next week. Everyone is telling us that we need to cut down the tree, which we don't like to do at all - ...
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Is this fig tree disease or just malnourished?

My folks in Berkeley, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) showed me their young fig tree the other day to see if I could figure out what was wrong with it, but I wasn't certain. I searched here (during title ...
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Why do the leaves on my black fig tree have white patches?

I bought a fig tree from a local DIY store. It has started developing these white patches. Does anybody know what they indicate?
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Why are the leaves of my fig trees drying and falling off?

I have several fig trees. Some of them seem to be contracting some sort of illness - leaves dry and fall off completely. This does not seem to weather or water related. Watering them does not help ...
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Is this an ant colony on this fig tree?

Just noticed this on a fig tree and these are everywhere. It's not just on the leaves but on the stems as well. Is this an ant colony on this fig tree, Or something else? This is my not-too-techy ...
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