Propagation of fig trees can be done through rooting. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to root a fig tree cutting:

  1. Take a cutting: Choose a healthy stem that is at least 8 inches long. Make sure the cutting has at least three leaves and a terminal bud.
  2. Remove leaves: Remove all the leaves from the lower half of the cutting.
  3. Apply rooting hormone: Dip the cut end of the cutting in rooting hormone powder or gel.
  4. Plant the cutting: Plant the cutting in a pot filled with well-draining soil. Water the soil and make sure it is moist but not waterlogged.
  5. Provide warmth and humidity: Cover the pot with a plastic bag or place it inside a propagation chamber to maintain high humidity and warmth. Keep the cutting in a warm and bright spot, but avoid direct sunlight.
  6. Wait and monitor: After a few weeks, you should see roots starting to grow. Keep monitoring the cutting and watering it as needed. Once the roots have developed and the cutting has started to grow new leaves, you can transplant it into a larger pot or outside in the garden.

It’s important to note that not all fig tree cuttings will root successfully, so it’s best to take several cuttings to increase your chances of success.