Clean your fig cuttings with soap and water first. After cleaning, it is very important to disinfect all fig cuttings that come into your possession. Properly disinfecting your fig cuttings before storing or rooting will increase your success rate. Fig cuttings should always be disinfected before rooting even if they were disinfected before storage.
Do not clip the ends of the fig cuttings. Place the fig tree cuttings in a hot bath of 10:1 bleach solution or solution containing a product called Physan 20. Soak the fig tree cuttings for at least 1 hour. With a fresh pair of disposable gloves, remove the fig cuttings from the solution and place them onto cardboard to air dry. You can turn on an overhead fan to help speed up the process. Once the outside of the fig cuttings is dry you can begin rooting or wrap the fig cuttings tightly in plastic wrap for refrigerated storage.