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By Gamer

United Kingdom Gb

i recently purchased and planted a 5' fig tree, at the base there are a number of shoots with leaf buds (aprox 6'' tall). is it possible to propergate new trees from these shoots, and if so how.




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I have started 2 plants from shoots like this, Once they had a few leaves I just broke them off the main stem carefully and potted them up. In a few weeks new leaves started to grow up from the centre of the clump and the original leaves died off. I now have 2 healthy new plants with about 6 leaves each.
I would try just one to start with, then if it fails you can try something different with the others.
Good luck

1 Jul, 2008

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