Rubber Tree Plants

How to Separate Roots for Rubber Tree

Anonymous added on December 26, 2014 | Answered

I bought a rubber tree 2 yrs ago. Now it has 13 stems coming out of the bottom. I think it can be split up but don't know how.

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Answered on December 29, 2014

They hate to be repotted, but if the plant is showing signs of stress from being root bound, like yellow leaves, then repot it. Move it to a new container that is at least 2" larger than the current pot. If you want to divide the plant, take it out of pot and remove the soil, shaking off as much as you can. Cut the plant in half or as many divisions as you want, BUT make certain each piece has roots on it. Then, cut the top foliage down to about a foot and repot each section.

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