What am I doing wrong?
I can get fig cuttings to produce roots and leaves in a mix of perlite and vermiculite, no problem.
Then I can put them in a mix of perlite and potting soil and they croak. It can be a little potting soil, a quick-drain mix about half & half, or potting soil with some perlite in it, but they all die.
I must be missing something here!