Nice trunk movement already. This may turn out a sweet little tree!
One thought: the main trunk movement is in one direction, and it looks right now as if you're bringing the apex back the other way. Is that what you mean to do, or just where the tree is right now in its development? I bring it up because mame are sometimes too small for much complexity in their design.
Thank you I was really excited when I looked at it a couple days ago and noticed the potential -- or at least what I saw as it's potential. lol
It's still not very far into development. I was planning on lowering the apex a tiny bit and keeping it with the movement of the trunk. I really wish I was better with photo-editing software, as I might be able to make a better picture of what I plan to do. But alas, MS Paint shall suffice. But yeah, I plan on changing the apex up. I just want to let it grow freely and recover from the chop for a season or two.
I think the leaves have gotten a little larger due to the type of lighting I have -- I'm not certain it's the best light to have them in, but it keeps them alive for the winter. I've been saving up for a nice system which I plan on getting this year.
But yeah, on the mother tree and the other air layer I took from it, some of the leaves are much smaller. Some of them have really broad leaves too. I wonder what causes this....could it be the light?
"I just want to let it grow freely and recover from the chop for a season or two." Not a bad idea!
And for what it's worth, the new leaves on one of my veldt figs (the common name I prefer for burtt-davyi) have more than doubled in size over the course of the winter. Once I can move it outside again, it will start producing smaller leaves.
my burtt davy are all outside year round. minimum winter temp 3 degrees + for some weird reason there is a great size difference in the leaves-even on the same tree.They are supposed to reduce better than most ficus but time will tell....They put out fantastic aerial roots by the way....
How I envy you, Jason. I've actually been going through my tropical trees and weeding them out one by one so I'll have less to manage over the winters here. I'm trying to get down to only about three trees if I can...