Rubber Tree Plants

Pruning/Trimming Rubber Plant


Anonymous added on January 22, 2014 | Answered

My rubber plant has dropped leaves over several years and now I have spindly stalks. I have a lot of healthy growth of the tops with new growth, but the bottoms are bare. Can I trim back and will they grow back? Most of the branches are 2-3 feet from the bottom without leaves, with 10-20 leaves on the top. This makes my plant sad looking. I would appreciate your help. I would like to save this plant, as it was given to me 7 years ago when my father passed away.


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Nikki
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Answered on January 22, 2014

Yes, you can cut it back without harming the plant and it will regrow. This article will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/prune-rubber-tree.htm

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