i have a older ficus tree appx 6-7 feet. it was given to me a few years ago. i wanted to re pot to a slightly larger pot,when i did i noticed the bottom third of the root system was severely bound in some plastic and filter fabric type barrier. i removed it as best as i could and freed up the roots and did the re pot with fresh potting mix.
there were a lot of long sparse limbs with growth on top only. i cut those down to a convenient junction to stimulate lateral growth. i noticed a lot of white seepage, should i worry? i put the plant outside as i always put them outside in summer and inside in fall.
i know ficus trees can be finicky, is there anything else i should have done to give it the best shot at good health?
would love to learn more about these trees, any info is appreciated.