To allow light to reach the interior of a dense maple, remove 1 leaf from each pair, once they’ve hardened off. Back-budding should result from the added light. Water use will slow down a bit too, so keep an eye on watering.
This is a fused trunk style Ficus houseplant that has been sitting in my workplace since I joined 9 years ago. It’s always just sat out of sight in a corner of a foyer , never receiving much attention from anyone I guess but seemingly doing ok. Perhaps the caretaker gives it a watering now and again. However I noticed recently that it’s in very bad health.
Drainage was non existent and the roots were bound in constantly wet peaty soil. I’ve very little experience with indoor trees and the only other ficus I looked after was 5 or 6 years ago when starting out in bonsai and I kept the thing in my bathroom so it could appreciate the humidity. Didn’t realise the importance of drainage though and I killed it. So, I took pity on this thing and it’s probably going to die anyway so I’m…
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