Bonsai Fig (Ficus carica) – Where to Cut?
We’ve received a few questions regarding how to trim certain types of Bonsai plants. In this section, we’ll talk about a Bonsai fig.
This is our Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’, roughly 3 years old.
This is how it looks like right after dormancy, when new leaves start growing in Spring. It’s advisable to maintain its shape during this time as the plant is still actively growing.
As we all know, having a Bonsai means we have to keep cutting it down. To achieve this, we need to know at which point is it safe to cut down and where to cut.
We can cut it here, if there’s a new growth.
And shorten the soft stems, before they get too lengthy.
Feel free to leave a few stems growing if you wish to experiment on its branching habit. Having some leaves is beneficial as the plant still needs them to gather energy.
The plant after maintenance.
Don’t get worried if you mistakenly cut it wrong. The plant will recover. Figs in general, they grow very rapidly. Just check regularly and maintain its growth again to make sure you get the shape you wanted.