hi hi, long time no see. although I've been away, I did not neglect my ficus too much. anyways, here was the old topic/post on my ficus
there are 3 pictures of my ficus post my hard pruning in the old post, done in order to achieve a leader and a sacrifical branch.
here are some current pictures... the current height of the tree is approx. 18inches
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as you can see, the leader branch has grown quite a bit and has thickened up. the sacrifical branch has not grown too much in comparision. it's winter and my ficus is sitting inside and the growth has slowed. I'm not sure what I should be doing with my ficus at this stage. how long should I let the leader branch grow? and when I do start pruning? how should I do it? I was trying to reverse taper, but I don't really understand it. anyways, basically some suggestions and direction on what to do would be greatly appreciated