I was given a rubber plant that only had two leaves on it. Every time a new leaf grows, one falls off. It is about three feet tall and has only one branch. What can I do to help it recover? Is it possible to cut it off and let it regenerate from the roots up? Thanks for your time.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
This article will explain reasons for leaf drop: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/rubber-tree-plant-leaves-falling-off.htm You can cut the top of the plant to encourage branching. As for starting a new plant, this can be done quite easily from the cutting. Here is more information on both pruning and propagating rubber plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/prune-rubber-tree.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/propagation-rubber-tree-plant.htm