I flood irrigate once every 3 weeks during the summer, spot water|
during our rare heat spells & let nature take its course from late
fall until spring- when the fig leafs out again (canariensis doesn't
emerge until June/ July, typically-- at least for me).
I find it responds well to regular feeding while in growth, though
I'd caution you to wait until the leaves are fully extended before
applying fertilizer. Surprisingly, this is one aroid the slugs have
messed with (no coincidence that the words "slugs" and "thugs"
are remarkably similar...).
One last tid-bit: make sure that during our winter rains your chosen
area drains well. I've found that dormant Dracs will survive if the
water is moving/ draining, but will quickly go to mush in stagnant
I'd suggest you use the above as a starting point, then experiment
on your own based on observation, etc. If Seán O'Hara's out there,
perhaps he might offer some (more learned) advice as well (!).
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