Can I repot a ficus now?

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Can I repot a ficus now?

Post  Jake16 on Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:36 pm

I was thinking since it technically never fully goes dormant, am I able to repot a ficus now. It grew really well over the summer and is very strong. So what's the conclusion?

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Re: Can I repot a ficus now?

Post  Ryan on Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:00 pm

Where is it growing/how is it growing? Is it still growing or has it stopped? Ficus do tend to slow down.

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Re: Can I repot a ficus now?

Post  Norma on Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:09 pm

Hi Jake,    
I have repotted  4 tropicals this November...2 large ficus, a very old bougie and a nea buxifolia.   I live in the cold north, zone 4 and have a room in my basement with HD sodium and florescent lights.  The trees sat on a seedling heating mat  until the ficus stopped dropping leaves and new shoots began to appear.  The nea and bougie haven't skipped a beat with no leaf drop and healthy growth.

So if it can be done up here; it should surely be feasible in Virginia.   I've used straight lava rock for my mix with excellent growth.

Good luck,

Norma

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Re: Can I repot a ficus now?

Post  Jake16 on Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:53 pm

Ryan,

Its by a inside window and it is still pusing new growth but I was also still fertilizing untill late november/ early decmber due to an article I read.

Norma,

Thank you for you response. This one is in sifted potting soil and grew new roots like crazy. I tried using just lava rock but my tree stayed too dry.

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Re: Can I repot a ficus now?

Post  Guest on Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:36 am

Hi Jake

Ficus like dry soil, and humid air...look forward to see you trees  Smile 

Kind regards Yvonne

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Re: Can I repot a ficus now?

Post  Jake16 on Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:24 pm

This tree isn't that great its one of the ficuses with the thick root "trunk". Its technically my grabdpas so idk if he wants to keep it like that or airlayer it. Ill post a picture later.

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Re: Can I repot a ficus now?

Post  Twisted Trees on Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:49 pm

I live in zone 5 and have a Benjamina. i would have no concerns about re-potting it now. Ficus are very tolerant.

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