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What's wrong with this fig?

Those white dots are spider mites. There are a lot of them so you will need to apply at least three treatments of soap and water at a rate of 5 ml /liter at five to seven day intervals. This will ...
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How to prune a fiddle leaf fig tree

Ficus lyrata is native to West Africa and widely grown as a house plant. They are great indoor plants as they are long lived, tolerant of a wide range of conditions and not subject to too many pests ...
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Why do the leaves on my black fig tree have white patches?

This looks to me as a sunburnt. In the store, the plant was sheltered from direct sun. Then you put it outside, and that's too much sun for the leaves it had grown in the shades back there. Its not ...
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Why are my figs dry inside and not ripening?

I'm wondering where you got this fig plant from - the interior looks very like what's called a caprifig, which only produces inedible fruit. Its female flowers are host to a wasp which is the ...
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Fig tree - white holes & bald spots

It'll be an insect, or the larvae of an insect, that has caused this skeletonizing on the leaves. If you haven't spotted any caterpillars or other creatures feeding during the day, then take a torch ...
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How to prune a fiddle leaf fig tree

Plants exhibiting what is called "apical dominance" grow continuously from an "apical" bud (at the end of the shoot), and suppress outgrowth from "axillary" (lateral) buds. Removing the apex (cutting ...
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What's this green stuff on my soil?

That is fungus growing on your coffee grounds, your cat seems to like it. I am not sure if it is wise to put coffee grounds in your (indoor) plant pots. I have read that it is okay for outdoors garden ...
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Is April too late to prune my fig tree?

It depends. Pruning now would reduce the sensibly the strength of the plant, so it the plant is already weak don't prune it. On the other hand, if the plant is strong, you can do some pruning, but I ...
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What to do with fig cutting in water?

Figs are very susceptible to fungal disease while rooting, so managing moisture well is important, and using a rooting hormone w a fungicide is a good.option. I typically cut the leaves to reduce ...
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Will a cutting from a wild fig tree grow more quickly in water or soil?

We tried rooting a rubber plant, which is technically a fig, in water once. It didn't work (the cutting was in the water, and alive, for a super long time, too, but it never got any roots). So, if you'...
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Zone 6b edible Ficus (Fig) hardiness/overwintering

I know Toronto winters they are unpredictable at best. There are often snow storms and temperatures worthy of zone 5 but not for long. You did follow recommended procedure by putting it in a cool ...
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Can you grow a fig tree in full shade?

Yes, give it a go. One of the gardens I look after has a fig growing in the heavy shade of a sycamore. In the past it's fruited, but not for the past few years as the shade cast by the sycamore has ...
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Can you grow a fig tree in full shade?

I think it will survive. I saw a fig grow on a shadow place: a wall in south-west, and a tall building on south/south-east. Maybe on summer it had 3-4 hours sun, but else it was in a dark place. Just ...
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Zone 6b edible Ficus (Fig) hardiness/overwintering

Thanks for the tears of laughter...you are bad. Zone 8, I've had figs grown in zone 5 but like you said totally anemic. Have you thought about getting REAL grow lights in that garage and controlling ...
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What should I do with this Ficus elastica (Rubber fig)?

It looks like there's a crack in that leaf which has oozed sap which has then dried. Quite why there's a crack I don't know, could just be physical damage, but check the backs of leaves thoroughly, ...
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Why are the figs rotting on my tree?

This is caused by fruit souring: Fruit souring in plants is a very common problem and appears frequently in citrus, figs and grapes. It’s caused by a variety of soil-borne yeasts that gain entry ...
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Why did my fig tree stop making fruit?

The reason your "dwarf fig" is not so dwarfed anymore is because it was reproduced via cutting. The root stock that would have the cutting grafted to it is what determines the size of the mature ...
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Will a cutting from a wild fig tree grow more quickly in water or soil?

I've never tried such with bonsai, but I found this article (with images) on how to root a ficus cutting. It describes trimming the cutting to the desired form first, then planting it in a highly ...
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Should I trim the leaves off my fig cuttings?

When you take stem cuttings you want to denude most of the cutting of leaves because those leaves draw water from the cutting which in unable to to provide it yet, however you will want to leave a ...
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Fig tree - white holes & bald spots

I looked up in my big bonsai guide what can cause these holes in leaves of trees. Two options came up, either caterpillars or Vine weevils (Otiorhynchus sulcatus). With a search on google to see how ...
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Fig tree - white holes & bald spots

Personal anecdote: I’ve seen damage like this from water fall off an asphalt roof, onto a plant at the base of the wall. Consider nearby physical causes of damage - in the anecdotal case the water was ...
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Fig tree - white holes & bald spots

It's a tiny caterpillar. I had exactly the same one and could see the web-like covering. Just scrape that off if you can or treat with an appropriate insecticide. As it's a fig you may prefer not to ...
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Why is the color fading on my variegated rubber plant?

Overwatering can do long-term damage to rubber plant foliage (even just one overwatering). I have a non-variegated rubber plant that was droopy and not as vibrant as it could be; it looked a lot like ...
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What are these white spots on the leaves of my fig tree?

These white spots are the damages produced by thrips. Actually, on one of the question images, white/transparent larva can be spotted: The kind of damages changes with plants (see 2), and I have ...
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Why are the leaves of my fig trees drying and falling off?

It may be just a matter of physical conditions with varying amounts of rainfall. Permit me to draw a parallel with my apple trees on sandy soil. If my trees are allowed to go their own way growing as ...
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Why did my fig tree stop making fruit?

Plants are asexual if there was a time that it started getting less light or more light it can flip the plant into stay INTHE vegetative state. Really there is nothing to do but wait and see if the ...
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Can you grow a fig tree in full shade?

It will grow and survive, but it will produce minimal if any edible fruit. I planted 3 figs at a new house where I didn't pay attention to how much sun that spot received and the fruit they produce ...
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Why are my figs dry inside and not ripening?

It may be the variety of fig. My "Anna" has much less seeds and more soft tissue.
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