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james
Medium_figleaves My 1 month-old fig cuttings have tiny leaves just opening. Do they need direct or indirect sunlight? Thanks!

The cuttings were from a limb cut from a productive fig tree. I kept them moist for three weeks until roots began to form. I then put the cuttings in soil, where they have been for approximately one week. They now have small leaves beginning to open. The cuttings are in standard potting soil purchased from a garden center.

Submitted: 12:28AM, 04 Aug 2017
Answer: Hi James,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

The cutting would be fine to be placed indoor with bright filtered light at this stage. I would suggest gradually introducing outdoor from morning sun only to full sun once it starts branching out.

Also, a good idea to use some weak liquid fertiliser to promote leaf and root growth. Try Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate. It’s an organically certified fertiliser, which contains seaweed, blood&bone and fish meal to help developing new roots and restoring healthy growth. Click here for more info: http://www.yates.com.au/products/fertilising/organic-based/dynamic-lifter-liquid-concentrate

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Louise
Yates Horticulturist

Category: General
Tags: cuttings, fig
Answered: 08:25AM, 04 Aug 2017

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