Posted by Newt on May 19, 2003 at 20:51:04:
In Reply to: weeping fig tree (Ficas) posted by Melanie Whitmire on May 10, 2003 at 18:36:59:
: My tree has been in the same place since I received it over two years ago. Soon after arriving at its new home it did the "shedding" ritual, but it came back beautifully! Now the back branch died,(like half of the tree) all the leaves were dry, and the branch just snapped off. A local florist had recommended pruning the "dead" part off. What would cause this and what do I do with it now? The rest of the tree has new growth and seems to be thriving.
Sometimes it's difficult to say why part of a plant dies. It could have been from being bumped or it may be rootbound and need repotting and the roots that supported that part of the tree were suffocated. Check to see if it needs to be repotted after you remove the dead branch. If it does, go with a pot 2" larger.
Hope this helped,