Ficus microcarpa cuttings

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I had one last larger ficus to chop but I already had plenty of individual cuttings so I put ten of them into this 7 gallon nursery pot with used soil. I was going to be happy if 3-5 lived. They all did. The first picture is April 13th the last in this group is from May 5th.
 

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In late July they were getting pretty crowded so I took three out. Forgot to take one of their pictures.
 

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Cut them back today.
 

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Checked on the three I took out too. Chopped back the last one a little.
 

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your growing conditions look fantastic....
why not tie some cuttings together and fuse them?
microcarpa do seem to throw a few aerial roots...
 

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your growing conditions look fantastic....
why not tie some cuttings together and fuse them?
microcarpa do seem to throw a few aerial roots...
For this group I will assess how they’re doing in spring and decide what to do from there. I may leave them in a group for a sinewy, swampy forest look. Or pot them up individually and fuse a couple.

I had 3 other large ficus that I chopped down. I tried a few different fusion projects with different sizes of cuttings. I had no luck with smaller ones. There were three with some thicker cuts. Two of them had one piece not take and they fell apart.

This is the survivor.
 

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