Rubber Tree Plants
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rubber plant

Zone fy85lq | patriciastanley11 added on September 14, 2016 | Answered

My rubber plant is growing short thin sticks from the base going upwards. What are they and how do I deal with them?

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Alisma
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Answered on September 14, 2016

These are known as tree suckers. Simply remove them as described in this article:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-sucker-removal-and-tree-sucker-control.htm

Pruning your rubber plant will help prevent these suckers from forming. Here's how to do it:

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

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