Hey folks I bought two figs a Black Mission and Brown Turkey varieties. I want to grow them indoors in pots overwinter and outside in summer. When they arrive next week they will be 1-2 feet tall in gallon pots. I was planning to move them to 16" square planters.
I want to get them to spread into tree shapes so do I simply crop the top or will they branch naturally?
Is miracle grow + perlite 50/50 good or do they require something more exotic? Will they survive/grow on ambient room light like a Ficus benjamina or do they require more intense light? I'm not so concerned about fruiting at the moment just growth & foliage.