I got this cool little ficus as a gift a few years ago and its pretty easy to grow. Every winter it drops its leaves and goes dormant until about now. As the buds elongate the strongest always take all the energy. I usually let them grow and harden off and do a post flush pruning but the internodes tend to get very long. I’m not very familiar with ficus as it is a tropical tree so if there are any members with more experience here your feedback is welcome. I’m wondering if there is a technique such as removing the strongest bud or pruning before it hardens off.
Thanks in advance.