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Air layering ficus from supermarket. 1 year 2 months ago #35001

Yes. I remove large leaves and leave just new small ones :D
This is how original ficus looks now, 1 and a half year later - 26 individual plants and counting :)

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Air layering ficus from supermarket. 1 year 2 months ago #35014

You can defoliate the ficus easily. I just did it to my tree about 3 weeks ago and after about 10 days it flushed back like crazy. Summertime is the best time for ficus defoliation.
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Air layering ficus from supermarket. 11 months 1 week ago #36291

The original mother tree died eventually after trying to force backbudding lower on the trunk and was replaced by it´s own cutting that I expect to be as thick as mother tree was in some 2 years, maybe less, they grow pretty fast.

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Air layering ficus from supermarket. 4 months 3 weeks ago #40831

And the replacement tree died too for some reason (not enough roots yet?) so it was replaced with another cutting this spring with quite a lot of roots now. Today it was cut back a bit.

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Air layering ficus from supermarket. 3 months 1 week ago #42645

New cutting took repotting and pruning well and now I will let it grow for the rest of the season.
And I will be back with this one once the main tree will look like a main tree :)

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Air layering ficus from supermarket. 2 weeks 5 days ago #44910

Well, I had to share the mame here after "slight" change too, didn´t I? :D
As all the branches refused to grow downwards and turned around back up, I decided for a new shape to the side.
Now I am just going to keep it this way.
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