Since June we have tried unsuccessfully to propagate a 26-year-old fig tree in our back yard. I tried cuttings with/without leaves; with/without root hormone; in soil; in water; inside the house with indirect sunlight; outside but nothing seems to work. Please help. My house recently sold and will be moving in 1 week. The tree is very special to my family. Someone told me that propagation for a fig tree can only be done in January. (We live in Southern California). Very sorry that I do not know the species of fig tree; only that it typically bears fruit twice annually and is of ruby color within and green out. Many thanks in advance.