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Ficus benghalensis "Audrey" - Pruning Question

5 years ago
last modified: 5 years ago

This is my first larger plant purchase and I want to do a good job with it, but I haven't found many other posts talking about this specific type of Ficus (benghalensis).

It seems to be growing really well since I brought it home - with several new leaves, two of which were at the top of the main stem (there are three stems in the pot). But I have some concerns about its structural integrity of the main stem if it keeps growing.

Main stem -

it looks like it was pruned a while ago so that it isn't straight... if I leave it will it be lopsided? get too heavy? It looks like there is a new stalk that is going back in toward the middle (see image 2)... should I prune just above that... or somewhere above that so that that becomes the new main stalk growing in toward the center of the plant?

Smaller stem -

looks like growth came from where it was pruned... do I keep cutting those off?

thanks for the help!

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