Repotted Tiger Bark

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Repotted this ficus Tiger bark. Can’t help wonder if the pot is too small though. Trunk was bigger than I thought under the surface. I probably trimmed a little less than half the root mass.
Should I

A) repot this right away in something bigger
B) repot it in a year in something bigger
C) The pot size is fine.
 

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Do you keep this indoor or outdoor? What a beast.

I don't have a lot of firsthand experience w/ ficus. I know they're hardy and take root work well, but it's pretty hot here now.

Hopefully someone will have a more informed opinion on the repotting.
 

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The only reason for putting it in a larger pot is to let the tree grow rapidly and thicken the trunk. If you are happy with the overall size and trunk thickness (I would be!) the pot size is fine. Let it recover from the repot, then begin styling the top.
 

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The only reason for putting it in a larger pot is to let the tree grow rapidly and thicken the trunk. If you are happy with the overall size and trunk thickness (I would be!) the pot size is fine. Let it recover from the repot, then begin styling the top.
Thanks :)
 

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I’ve been wondering, should I pot this deeper? I would like that skinny semi-air root to thicken up, any suggestions to accomplish that?
 

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I’ve been wondering, should I pot this deeper? I would like that skinny semi-air root to thicken up, any suggestions to accomplish that?

Wait a few years and do not trim it too much when you repot. Air roots will thicken, a lot, given time and patience.
 

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its nice and a healty tree 👍
i see some lines/cuts there. did you consider air-layering it from there?
i feel its too straight&tall 🤨
 

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its nice and a healty tree 👍
i see some lines/cuts there. did you consider air-layering it from there?
i feel its too straight&tall 🤨
Im not entirely sure what the lines are from, I bought this online and didn’t see those in the picture. Yeah it probably is a little too tall and straight. Maybe down the road I will air layer and chop. However, It’s an indoor tree and I have zero space for it on my balcony to move it outdoors. I don’t think the air layer would do too well inside lol. For now it will just be a tall broom, been trying to expand the canopy to be a bit wider.

When the day comes that I own a backyard it will be pure bliss. My balcony is like Tetris with all my other trees out there.
 
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