Rubber Tree Plants
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Caring for Rubber Tree

Anonymous added on May 7, 2014 | Answered

The new leaf growth on my rubber tree might've gotten damaged after it accidentally fell, because now the stems are curving over, causing part of the leaf support to fall off prematurely rather than remaining with the new leaf until it unfolds and can support itself. So the leaf ends up dying. This happened with the past two new growths. Should I cut the trunk just below the dead leaf node or above it, and should the cut be diagonal or horizontal? Also, when does it need re-potting? It's now in a 9" pot and it's about 2 ft tall and there's two tree trunks growing in it. Thanks!

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Nikki
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Answered on May 7, 2014

Make your cuts above a node and horizontal should be fine. This article will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/prune-rubber-tree.htm If the roots are tightly packed in the container, it is time to repot the plant. Move it to a new container that is at least 2 inches larger than the current pot. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/learn-more-about-repotting-houseplants.htm

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