Fig trees can be propagated by taking cuttings from the parent plant, which is the most common way. There are other ways to make more fig trees, like air layering, ground layering, tissue culture, grafting, and so on. This is a relatively simple process that can be done at any time of year, although the best time to take cuttings is in late winter or early spring. To take a cutting, use a clean sharp knife or pair of cutters to cut a 6-8 inch (15-20 cm) section of stem from the parent plant. Make sure to choose a healthy section of stem that has no signs of disease. Cut the bottom of the stem at a angle to denote the direction to plant then off any leaves from the cutting, and then place the cutting angle down in a pot of moist potting mix. Cover the pot with a plastic bag to create a humid environment, and then place it in a warm location out of direct sunlight. Keep the soil moist but not wet, and after a few weeks, the cutting should have developed roots and be ready to be transplanted into a larger pot or into the ground.
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