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Re: Rooting Figs

well, then, maybe it will work with ficus elastica. doesn't cost anything to try. but in spring. and i'm going to try it with the lsu fig. would be great to have three or four of those.

At 08:00 PM 12/18/02 -0500, you wrote:
My fig tree is a cutting from my mom's tree.  That is how she rooted it, and
I've done it since then several times.  I've successfully tried this method
with other ficus and it worked.  Have not tried those that you mentioned, but
it seems to work fine on the ones I've done it, other than edible fig.

Yes, precisely, let the end callous over, much like a Plumeria
cutting......since both have that milky white sap.  The cuttings stay viable
for quite some time too.  Just make sure it is older wood (brown) not the
fresh green.

zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

In a message dated 12/18/2002 4:39:12 PM Central Standard Time,
jsinger@igc.org writes:

> interesting, didn't know that, noreen [obviously, he said clearly]. i'm
> going to try it next spring. by letting it dry, i assume you mean until it
> forms a callous. kind of like mulberries. but [the other shoe] it won't
> work for the banyan tree clan [rubber plants, cuban laurels, benjamina, on
> and on]. i think. if anyone knows better, tell us.

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