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How best to help my tree recover? 3 months 3 weeks ago #37297

Hello, thank you for all the helpful info on these forums.

I got this ficus as a gift a month ago, covered in dead leaves with only a few surviving. Apparently it's 16 years old. A relative had it shipped to me and I think it was in the dark and cold and perhaps underwatered for too long during shipping. After putting it in a sunny spot and giving it some food spikes and consistent water, it's begun sprouting new leaves to go with the few that survived! It looks like there might also be some damage to one of the exposed roots.

Someone suggested that I prune off some of the small branches which lost all of their leaves. Is that a good idea? Is there anything else I can do to help it recover?

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How best to help my tree recover? 3 months 3 weeks ago #37298

Na. You do not know whhat is alive so leave all branches untill it is growing strongly. Then it will be clear what survived. Do not add any more fertiliser. Your plant does not need it now.
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