Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
What to do with slow-poke fig cuttings?

Posted by milehighgirl CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 26, 13 at 23:36

I posted this on the fig forum but so far no answers. I have several fig cuttings that have not sprouted leaves yet. I started them in May in green moss and planted them when they began putting roots out. Now I have about a dozen cuttings that have roots coming out the bottoms of the pots but still no leaves showing. How shall I prepare them for winter? Shall I just bring them inside to give them more time? I can't see garaging them in this fragile state.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: What to do with slow-poke fig cuttings?

It is better to have roots first than having leaves and no roots.
You did not say what you did with the cuttings that had roots.
If they had roots, I hope you potted them in a good soil with good drainage and kept them in a decently warm place so that more roots and shoots develop.
If you have already done that and still not leaves, make sure the cuttings have not rotten due to dampness of the soil.
Good luck.


 o
RE: What to do with slow-poke fig cuttings?

The above post is good advice. They need lots of light and preferably bottom heat to strike the cuttings. Depending on what kind of wood they can take 4 - 6 months to grow. THey have roots so carefully repot them and give them lots of light!


 o
RE: What to do with slow-poke fig cuttings?

I potted them in black 1 gallon plastic pots using 1/2 perlite and 1/2 seed starting mix. They have been outside in clear large plastic bins with lids partially on to keep humidity levels higher. They are on the north side of my house that gets good morning sun but protected from harsh afternoon. So they have had plenty of filtered sun and I misted them everyday so they have never dried out.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here