Home » Container gardening » Some helpful tips for growing a Fig tree in container | Nature Bring

Some helpful tips for growing a Fig tree in container | Nature Bring

Share on
  • 254

Some helpful tips for growing Fig tree in container | Nature Bring

Written by: Ramchandra Bhatia                    Date: 16.07.2017

The fruit of figs is easiest to cultivate. The Fig tree is popular due to its green leaves and special shape. The expectation of other fruit trees, the fig tree comes early, it gives results only in a couple of years. Figs are suitable for growing in the container. If it’s tree gets enough light and protection, then it can grow anywhere. But fig trees in the ground, compared to container plants, take 8-10 years to come to fruition, because the tree focuses on its entire energy roots for the development. Fig trees become inactive during the cold season, and their leaves fall off. However, some of its species live in cold winter hardy to Zone 6.


 Scientific name                     Ficus carica

Common name                     Fig

Plant type                              Fruit tree

Sun requires                          Full sun

Soil                                        Well drained and fertile soil

Soil pH                                  6-6.5

Zone                                     7-10

Fig varieties:

More than 1000 varieties s of fig trees are found in North America. Only a few of these varieties are grown in the nursery. If you want to develop some lesser-known species, then you have to search for it. If you find any fig tree anywhere near you, it’s cutting will be better, because this cutting will grow well in your environment. Its major species are Hardy Chicago, Black Spanish, Brown Tureky, Desert King, Brunswick, Stella Fig, white Marseilles, Italian Honey etc. ‘Brunswick’ is a hardy species that grows out well and its fruits are sweet.

Planting tips:

Here Nature Bring is telling you about the easiest way to plant fig trees and care.

  • Use the light potting mixture to apply Fig trees. To lighten the potting mix, you can mix the perlite or sand in it.
  • To plant fig trees, you can bring a healthy plant from a nearby nursery or if you have a fig tree nearby, then you can also propagate through its cutting.
  • It requires full sunlight and warm environments to plant its trees. These plants are decorative; you can develop it on your balcony, patio or porch. This is a significant place for sun, hence it is a sunny room or a greenhouse.
  • The fig tree does not require heavy feeding. For this, you use organic fertilizers containing high phosphorus and low nitrogen. Use Bone Mile for fig tree in the garden.
  • The process of giving water depends on your pot depending on the temperature of the atmosphere and the drainage of the container. If the plant in the container is high, then give the water regularly if the temperature is high. This tree needs a constant water during the summer season. Find it more.
  • The tree planted in the container should be pruned its roots in every 3 years. Pruning of the roots balances its leaves and reduced its root structure.
  • Do not leave the tree planted in the container out during the cold winter. If fig tree is on the ground, then it will survive in the cold. To avoid the tree you move it to a safe place.

Fig care:

  • Soil should be moist and drainage should be well, Fig develops in any soil, but well-drain and fertile soil are best.
  • There should be enough space to plant fig trees so that it develops well. After tree development, its height goes up to 2 meters.
  • Although the plant planting in the container can be developed at any time, spring is the best time for fig. At this time it gets well established. March, April appropriate time to develop them in the container.
  • Choose a larger size container for a fig tree. This container does not matter what is made of any material, but drainage is most important for its tree.
  • Make sure to place the place before planting, because once the plant is found and after the soil is filled in the container, it will become very heavy and it will be difficult to transfer it.
  • You start with small containers to plant the plant and then transfer it to a large container. In the beginning, 5 to 7-gallon containers and later you transfer it to 10-gallon containers. Find it more.

Pests and diseases:

The most important problem in the fig tree is the ant, which is why you face problems in climbing the tree. This tree is also threatened by the birds, and for this, you can get rid of this problem by putting a trap on the tree. The main problem with container plants with white mist, whitefly, aphids, etc. Spray them with neem oil or pesticide soap to get rid of them. The sharp edge of the water can also give you some relief. If the temperature exceeds 85 ° F, do not use the spray, otherwise, it will damage the leaves of the tree.

See more about container fruit trees

  1. How to grow Orange in Container| Nature Bring
  2. Growing Blueberries in container | Easy tips by Nature Bring

For Pin:

Check Also

Hosta houseplants | Basic tips of Growing hosta

Share on76SharesAbout Hosta Hostas plant are grown for their luxurious and attractive leaves. Their delicate …


  1. I just want to say I’m beginner to weblog and definitely loved you’re website. Most likely I’m planning to bookmark your site . You surely come with excellent well written articles. Cheers for revealing your webpage.

  2. Many thanks for placing up this post, I feel every person will thanks for that.

  3. I wanted to compose a message to be able to say thanks to you for all the fantastic points you are giving out at this site. My extensive internet look up has at the end of the day been honored with professional know-how to exchange with my relatives. I ‘d admit that we website visitors are extremely fortunate to be in a notable place with very many perfect individuals with very helpful techniques. I feel somewhat blessed to have come across your website page and look forward to some more fun times reading here. Thanks a lot once again for a lot of things.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Please wait...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Want to be notified when our article is published? Enter your email address and name below to be the first to know.
%d bloggers like this: