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Heavy branch

Hi-

I have a fiddle leaf that I’ve had about a year and a half and it has split into a Y (to branches) and one of the branches is much larger and heavier than the other and it is pulling the trunk over to one side and I am concerned that it will eventually break, or is hurting the overall healthy growth.

When I first bought it, I struggled to keep it healthy and eventually determined that I was overwatering it and did not have proper drainage. This caused most of the leaves to fall off and when it recovered, it formed this offshoot that grows sideways, and that side grew most of the leaves. It is now healthy after I blasted the root ball with water (it was root bound) and put rocks in the bottom and put a good cactus soil/potting soil mix per the recommendations on this site. I have a moisture meter and water it when its dry, about once every 3 weeks. It is in my kitchen area facing west and gets good light. The leaves are healthy, shiny and waxy. I fertilize with the solution from this site per the instructions.

I was wondering if I should bite the bullet and cut off this wayward, sideways growing branch (I don’t want to because it has 80% of the leaves of the plant), or should I stake it up with a support. Or please let me know what you think and thank you in advance! Alan

 

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