Pruning a Ficus
Thanks especially to Al for all of your time and energy spent explaining things to us all!!!
I have just purchased a 10 gallon fiddle leaf fig that actually has two plants in it (may be one plant, I'm not very knowledgeable). They are currently about two feet tall--from soil level to top of plants. I have read and think I understand how to root prune. I would like to separate these two plants into two different pots and grow them both up tall and bushy on top (like in the attached photo). I would greatly appreciate your expert advice on how to achieve this in terms of pruning the canopy.
Are there any roots I SHOULD NOT prune if I want these plants to grow tall?
Also, do I understand correctly that the appropriate time to repot and root prune this particular plant is in the spring before it becomes active?
Thanks for your time!!!