I finally did it- I pinched the top of my fiddle leaf to encourage new branching at the top about 3 months ago. It was only partly successful- a new branch offshoot with 3 new leaves appeared! But the second branch looks like a small green stump that never grew. I’m afraid the top of my tree will now just be a branch growing at an angle.

Im thinking about “pinching” just below the small green nub to see if that will encourage growth. Any other ideas of what to do? Would adding rooting hormone help once I cut?

I also attempted notching to encourage branching, and nothing happened 🙁

any advice would be greatly appreciated!!