Rubber Tree Plants
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Propagation of a Rubber Tree

Zone New York, NY | Anonymous added on January 7, 2018 | Answered

I read one of your great articles (link below) about Propagating a Rubber Tree Plant. I have one that is overgrown so I need to cut but would like to use the cutting for propagating https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/propagation-rubber-tree-plant.htm There is a section of your instructions that I am unsure about, I quoted it below: "...Cover the cutting with either a jar or clear plastic, but make sure that the intact leaves do not touch the glass or plastic. If you need to, you can cut the remaining leaves in half, removing the half that is not attached to the stem." Am i covering the entire plant in plastic from the top while the bottom sits in a pot with soil OR wrapping the bottom (where the root will grow) in the soil with plastic OR neither .... Thank you.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on January 8, 2018

It may require a little bit more light if it is getting "leggy" on you. You can prune anytime indoors. Just cut where you want the new height to be. You can even root these cuttings relatively easily. Here is an article for more information on this: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/propagation-rubber-tree-plant.htm

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