Rubber Tree Plants

Indoor Rubber Tree Plant

Anonymous added on January 22, 2011 | Answered

Our indoor rubber tree plant has leaves that are turning brown. It sits in an office by the window (does get a blast of cold air once in a while from front door). We have moved it away from the door. Can I remove these brown leaves?

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Answered on February 1, 2011

Yes, you can safely remove the brown foliage. The draft of cool air could have led to this leaf browning and the fact that you moved it to another location should definitely help. However, there could be several other reasons for this and it's often difficult to pinpoint the precise cause. Brown leaves can be a sign of scorching, meaning that your plant is getting too much light. If this is not the case, look towards watering. Brown spots can also be due to a lack of watering. Fungus can be a cause as well, but this is more prevalent in overly moist plants.

Here is an article on caring for rubber tree plants that you may find helpful:

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