Rubber Tree Plants
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Cutting Down a Rubber Plant

Anonymous added on January 12, 2015 | Answered

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.

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Nikki
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Answered on January 13, 2015

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

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/propagation-rubber-tree-plant.htm

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