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Rubber tree help

Zone Ohio | Bams0103 added on June 3, 2015 | Answered

I have an extremely overgrown rubber plant and I have no idea what to do with it. I read that you can cut the stem and leaves will start to grow at the nodes. I did that and sure enough I have growth but because all of my stems are very "leggy," I cut nearly the entire stem off, leaving only about 3 inches. I realize now that was pretty dumb because I doubt those stems are going to grow back. So how much of the stem should I cut? Do I have to cut all of the leaves off the top so I get new growth on the leggy stem? Which then leads to another issue - What do I do with the cuttings? Thank you!

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 3, 2015

You can take care of this leggy plant with a good pruning!
This is a good time to bring it back to manageable shape and size.

Here is a great link to help you.

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

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/how-to-care-for-a-rubber-tree-plant.htm

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