Rubber Tree Plants

My Indoor Rubber Tree Plant (20′) Fell Over, Splitting the Trunk.

benlittle added on July 23, 2012 | Answered

The trunk is not split completely. Yes, I do have additional branches below the split, but that would 'create' a tree only about 4' high and it seems a shame to lose everything else. Is there a way to restore the tree? I could provide pictures if anyone can help, please! Thank you.

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Answered on July 28, 2012

As long as the split is down the trunk and not across the trunk, the tree can recover. Tie the split together and it should be fine. The split likely will not ever join back together, but as long as the bark is intact, the tree can live fine being that way.

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