Willow leaf fig advice

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Pat.G
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Willow leaf fig advice

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Hi all,

I’ve recently acquired my first willow leaf fig.
I feel this has potential but I’m abit nervous to start hacking away as I don’t know much about WLF’s.
The bottom branch isn’t the strongest but I would like to keep it. I’m thinking it needs a repot and then to be cut back quite hard.
When reporting when is the best time and how hard can I cut back the roots?
All ideas and advice welcome!
Thanks
Pat
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Re: Willow leaf fig advice

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Where are you Pat? An idea of location helps with the advice we can give you.
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Re: Willow leaf fig advice

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Hi Kirky,
I’m in the Hunter Valley NSW.

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Re: Willow leaf fig advice

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The warmer the better to work WLF’s. You can cut back fairly hard on the roots and top if thats what you want to do. Just remember to always work figs in warm weather and you wont have a problem. Here in Melbourne we do ours generally December. Being in the Hunter it should be warmer earlier.
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