Rubber Tree Plants
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Does rubber plant lead to tuberculosis?

Zone Apartment (indoor and balcony garden) | debjani2 added on January 25, 2014 | Answered

I have heard that rubber plants are dangerous and are best avoided since they contain tubercular bacteria. I am not sure about this so want to hear from experts. It would be of great help if you can  clear my doubts regarding this issue. I like rubber plants and want to have them indoors.

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Nikki
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Answered on January 27, 2014

This is not true. Tuberculosis is normally caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a bacterium that is spread from person to person through airborne particles. It cannot be transmitted via plants, so rest easy. Grow yourself a rubber tree plant - it's perfectly safe to do so. Here is more info on its care indoors: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/how-to-care-for-a-rubber-tree-plant.htm

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