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Q.Rubber plant in classroom has been stripped of leaves leaving just leaves at the top of 4 ft stem.

Anonymous added on June 4, 2020 | Answered

Will new leaves grow up the stem, and is there anything I can do to encourage this?

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Answered on June 5, 2020

They will probably remain bare until it is old enough to start branching. On occasion, stripping leaves can encourage branching, but this is not always the case. The best thing to do from here will be to keep anyone from stripping anymore leaves, and continue to care for it as usual until it recovers. Once you see signs of vigorous growth, you can cut the plant back. It will sprout new branches at this point.

This article will help you to care for these shrubs: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/how-to-care-for-a-rubber-tree-plant.htm

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