Posted 2M ago by @DashingMoonwort

Did I kill it?

#Ficus #hardyfig
Super amateur here. My sister bought me a Chicago hardy fig tree in March. I went to the local garden center and got all the right soil and fertilizer and the right size pot. Put it outside where there's lots of sun. Water or rain regularly. But now, maybe 6 weeks later, the little leaves that were on it when it came are now shriveled and dry. It's been a bit cold at night (40s mostly, but one or two nights it was in the mid 30s), and sometimes windy, but overall not so cold that the plant shouldn't be able to handle it (I think).
Can anyone help me figure out what I'm doing wrong?
11” pot with drainage
Last watered 5 days ago
I think that may have been a little cold for such a small plant! I would recommend putting a blanket over it on nights it’s cold like that.
I’d keep that as a indoor plant until it matures into a small tree . It’s to young to be outside. At this age it needs less harsh sunlight than we have coming in a month or two.
@ILoveMyPlants Sorry forgot to say a constant space indoors will be your best chance of success. Good luck