One of the best things about figs is that you can eat them right away from the tree, or you can later use them in cooking. To grow fig tree in a container, make sure to grow them in soil-based potting mix and add fine bark chips. Figs need full or partial sun and they have to grow in well-drained soil. Water them regularly until they’re well-established and prune them a little bit. During the dormant season, remove all the dead, diseased, or weak branches to encourage growth.