Fig Tree Container Planting: Tips For Growing Figs In Pots
The following are some tips for growing figs in containers. These tips will help you get started with your new hobby. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below!
What type of pot do I need?
A good quality pot is essential if you want to grow figs successfully. You can use a regular pot, but it’s not necessary. However, if you’re going to plant several plants in one pot, then a large pot is better because the roots will be able to spread out more easily.
How much space do I need?
There isn’t too much space needed for figs in pots. You don’t really need anything bigger than 1/4 inch (6 mm). You can use a small pot if you’d like, but make sure to keep the size down.
Do I need to water my figs regularly?
No, you don’t have to water your figs at all. They’ll thrive without watering. However, they will definitely benefit from watering once every couple of months when the soil gets dry.
Can I just put them in a plastic bag and forget about them?
Yes! However, they will also thrive if you water them regularly. It’s up to you on how much effort you want to put into it.
How do I get them to flower and produce fruit?
Figs need two things in order to grow and produce fruit: They need a male plant within pollinating distance, and they need some warmth and sunlight. If you can make these two things happen, then your figs will start blooming and producing delicious fruits for you!
Do I need to do anything else?
Nope! Just make sure you water them every now and then. You’ll be fine after that!
When you start growing figs in containers, there are a few things you should know. First of all, your pot should be at least 12 inches in diameter so that the roots have enough room to spread out. It should have good drainage so that the roots do not become waterlogged.
Sources & references used in this article:
Breakdown of pollinator specificity in an African fig tree by AB Ware, SG Compton – Biotropica, 1992 – JSTOR
Elimination of fig mosaic from fig shoot-tip cultures by thermotherapy by R Gella, M Lopez Corrales, F Toribio… – … Symposium on Fig 480, 1997 – actahort.org
Effects of different nutrient solution formulations on morphological and biochemical characteristics of nursery fig trees grown in substrate culture by SS Kilinc, E Ertan, S Seferoglu – Scientia horticulturae, 2007 – Elsevier
A comparison of growth and reproduction, under laboratory conditions, of males and females of a dioecious fig tree by N Suleman, S Raja, SG Compton – Plant systematics and evolution, 2011 – Springer