The baby fig tree almost didn’t make it. Things were touch and go for a bit. Several of the leaves turned yellow and dropped and the rest of the leaves looked sickly. I was confident that even if all the leaves dropped, the root ball would still survive and send up new growth. Then I noticed that the terminal bud was a little ill. I was worried my baby would die.
Only a couple days ago, a tiny green leaf appeared near the base. More popped up, almost overnight. The new leaves are growing quickly. The remaining older leaves have gotten green again, along with the terminal bud. The little fig snapped out of its funk and decided to grow. It’s supposed to reach six feet, so it’s got a long way to go.