overgrown ficus

Asked August 27, 2018, 8:06 PM EDT

Help..my son brought this ficus home from my mom's funeral. It was sent to the funeral home by his employer. That was 3 yrs ago and it's taking over his office. He wants to cut it back but is worried about killing it. Suggestions. .pic attached

Cass County North Dakota houseplants ficus horticulture

1 Response

Hello,

You son will be able to safely trim the tree as long as he doesn't remove more than 25-30% of the branches. Trim back the branches right above a leaf, as there is a growing point where the leaf attaches to the truck that will send out new shoots.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Carrie