Rubber Tree Plants

Care for Damaged Tree

remzhp added on June 30, 2015 | Answered

My rubber trees are placed outside during the summer months and thrive very well. Trees are approximately 5 feet in height and very thick with leaves. They were damaged by a hail storm and the leaves were ripped on the exposed side. What can I do with them now? It really distracts from their beauty. Will it survive if I cut it back and, if so, how far?

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Answered on June 30, 2015

I'm sorry your plants were damaged.

Here is a link on pruning the plant. If the damage is so extensive, perhaps propagating some new plants would be an option.
I've included an article that will help if you choose to make some new plants.

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