Beano wrote:I decided to try this with a Mallsai pot bellied fig. I had been looking for one of those figs with the dark bark and white spots and found one in a supermarket. It didn't have the glued on rocks at least and didn't look too bad, lots of leaves.
I "inherited" a Mallsai pot bellied fig that had survived on an office desk then in a kitchen for years but was dying back on one side and was given another Mallsai pot bellied fig pair (complete with glued in gravel!) over the holiday period.
I've not had figs before, (the Southern Tablelands isn't their ideal natural habitat) but the givers have faith so I feel that I have to do "something" with them. So glad that I found this thread, reading it has inspired me to give them a go.
For the moment I've potted them on, including the struggling end of the fat root on the "dead" plant that had some fine live roots, and put them in my fish tank/humid house to gain health and vigour so I can try a chop - the shock might be too much for them without a bit of TLC first.
How have yours responded, Beano?
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