Cutting Down a Rubber Plant
I have a rubber plant that is quite tall; the bottom leaves have fallen off. Can I just cut it and put it back in the same soil? Can I then just cut the remaining stem? Please advise.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
This article will explain reasons for leaf drop: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/rubber-tree-plant-leaves-falling-off.htm
You can cut the top of the plant to encourage branching. As for starting a new plant, this can be done quite easily from the cutting. Here is more information on both pruning and propagating rubber plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/prune-rubber-tree.htm