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Q.Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica)

Zone London | Wombaty added on May 9, 2020 | Answered

Hi, I have my rubber plant for over a year now and it wasn’t the happiest of plants I own. However few weeks ago I noticed small black (or so I thought) growth and thought that its dying and pulled it off. Little I knew that it could have been new leaf potentially growing. Now I am left with a green ( turning red) little growth as per image.  Please could you advise what I can do to keep growing the new leaf. Thank you!

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Answered on May 12, 2020

You, probably, pulled off its protective sheath. These plants are best left alone, and forgotten about, save for watering when it gets COMPLETELY DRY half way down the pot.

The leaf will continue on its own. Just leave the tree to grow and care for it when necessary.

This article will help:


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