Ficus Benjamina seed or cutting

Galasoneth(8b)July 13, 2013

Hello all,

I am wondering if there is much difference in growing a ficus from seed or from a cutting.

thanks

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florauk(8/9)

Ficus are very easy from cuttings and that is the usual way of propagating them. Lots of hits on the web to tell you how to do it. I don't know where you'd even obtain seed. From seed you'd be waiting a lot longer for your new plant. Plus if it is a specific cultivar, eg a variegated one, seed will not produce the same as its parent.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 10:41AM
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Galasoneth(8b)

florauk,

Thanks those where my concerns also. Now to find this plant to take cuttings.

I have been looking online to find seedlings but mostly found just seeds which is why I ask the question in the first place. Seems like a very versatile plant to play with.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 10:51AM
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zzackey(8b GA)

Try posting on the Plant Exchange. I used to grow them when I lived farther south. I put a foot long cutting in regular soil. They grow like crazy. Be careful where you plant them if you are putting them in the ground. They have huge above ground roots.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 6:26PM
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