I recently received some plants from a friend who moved away, and have two questions: 1. Is there a way to encourage leaf growth at the base of my rubber tree? 2. What is the thin-stemmed plant potted with the rubber tree? How can I encourage growth near its base? Many thanks!
Plant Identification & Rubber Tree Care
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Pruning will encourage your rubber tree to produce more growth at the base. Remove about one-third to one-half of the length of the branches as described in this article:
I wasn't able to see the photo you posted for the plant ID. Coud you try posting it again?