Rubber Tree Plants

Rubber Plant

patriciastanley11 added on September 13, 2016 | Answered

My rubber plant has long stalks growing from the stem. What are they and how do I deal with them?

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Answered on September 14, 2016

Those growing from the base are called "tree suckers." This article explains what they are and how to remove them:

Those growing from higher on the trunk or from the top of the tree are known as "watersprouts." See this article:

Properly pruning your rubber tree plant will help prevent them from growing. Don't remove more than 1/3 of the plant's branches at any one time, because this will encourage watersprout growth:

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