Rubber Tree Plants

Plant Identification & Rubber Tree Care


kellinger added on September 11, 2016 | Answered

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!


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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 11, 2016

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:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/prune-rubber-tree.htm

I wasn't able to see the photo you posted for the plant ID. Coud you try posting it again?

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