I've had this ficus for around 17 years and it's doing quite poorly and I don't know what type of action to take with it. 3 years ago a housemate's cat peed on it and killed most of it. It now has two small branches with a few undersized leaves on each. I fertilised it and kept it outside this summer which it seemed to appreciate, but now that fall has come it has ditched a branch full of healthy leaves.
What do I do? I know it desperately needs a re-pot but will doing such wipe it out from stress? Should I fertilise it until it's stronger and then repot?
Here's the horrific part. It's never been repotted... in 17 years. . .
I just CANNOT accept having this plant die. It's too old and wonderful.
It's one of those robusta elastica types, but before the highly purple/red coloured varietals became the predominant strain found in stores
Thank you so much in advance. . .