As we get ever closer to winter I wonder if any Nuts have ideas for warming beds for your trees.
I've not used them in the past but have acquired a number of tropicals this year.
Any ideas appreciated.
For their health, BTW, you can completely defoliate ficus microcarpa before bringing it in, and if you want to you can do it again in the spring before putting it out. That will not only give it the health and stylistic benefits of defoliation, but also when the leaves come out again they will naturally acclimate to the "weather", indoors or out, rather than going through some sort of shock.
That's an interesting thought grouper. Would you say that it would be safe to do this with a Ficus nerifolia without giving it any special treatment? For the past two years mine have not taken well to the outdoor/indoor transition and I would be interested in trying this technique on one.