What to do with slow-poke fig cuttings?

milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)September 26, 2013

I posted this on the fig forum but so far no answers. I have several fig cuttings that have not sprouted leaves yet. I started them in May in green moss and planted them when they began putting roots out. Now I have about a dozen cuttings that have roots coming out the bottoms of the pots but still no leaves showing. How shall I prepare them for winter? Shall I just bring them inside to give them more time? I can't see garaging them in this fragile state.

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ottawan_z5a

It is better to have roots first than having leaves and no roots.
You did not say what you did with the cuttings that had roots.
If they had roots, I hope you potted them in a good soil with good drainage and kept them in a decently warm place so that more roots and shoots develop.
If you have already done that and still not leaves, make sure the cuttings have not rotten due to dampness of the soil.
Good luck.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2013 at 12:08AM
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canadianplant

The above post is good advice. They need lots of light and preferably bottom heat to strike the cuttings. Depending on what kind of wood they can take 4 - 6 months to grow. THey have roots so carefully repot them and give them lots of light!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2013 at 9:38AM
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milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)

I potted them in black 1 gallon plastic pots using 1/2 perlite and 1/2 seed starting mix. They have been outside in clear large plastic bins with lids partially on to keep humidity levels higher. They are on the north side of my house that gets good morning sun but protected from harsh afternoon. So they have had plenty of filtered sun and I misted them everyday so they have never dried out.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2013 at 10:17AM
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