Posted 1M ago by @ConcreteFanpalm

Guys - what can I do with Audrey here? She keeps getting taller and thinner but not big and bushy… chop or leave?
I don't own a fiscus but cutting if back about half way encourages growth immensely, i've recently trimmed my avocado tree back and it already has three new branches of growth!!
I agree with @rynroxx I would cut the top to promote new and fuller growth. Or giving her a bamboo or moss stick to help her stand. I’m not positive but you should be able to propagate the cutting @KikiGoldblatt an I right in this, and if so how would she do that?
@rynroxx This is to promote more branches and it will be more bushier. Thank you @Shaubplantshack πŸ’šπŸ’š

Nodes are where new growth forms. On ficus, the node is right above each leaf. They are easy to spot because at the same place the node is, there is a thicker ring that runs around the stalk. When you remove the new growth, the node(s) closest to the top will start to grow and become a branch. Make sure when you cut you sterilize your pruners with rubbing alcohol.

Now you can propagate that cutting. It's really simple. The easiest way to do it is through a stem cutting. You can take a stem cutting, remove the bottom leaf or two, dip the cut end in rooting hormone, and plant it in moist soil. Keep the soil moist and the environment humid to encourage root development.

Bonide BND925 - Bontone II Rooting Powder, Hormone Root Fertilizer 1.25 Oz

Happy growing. πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸŒ±πŸŒ±
@KikiGoldblatt thank you so much!
@Shaubplantshack you are very welcome.

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