Rubber Tree Plants

Rubber Tree Propagation


Clara added on September 26, 2017 | Answered

Hello, I'd like to take a cutting from my rubber tree and grow a new one. It has a very low branch (see photos) which I hope could become another rubber tree, but I'm nervous about damaging the existing tree and do not know if I should do it. If it is safe, please could you advise how I take the cutting? Can I use a sharp kitchen knife? Do I cut in a particular way? Do I need to seal the wound on the mother tree? If so, with what? Is there any feed or starter compost I should plant the cutting in? Grateful for any guidance you can give. Thank you, Clara


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BushDoctor
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Answered on September 26, 2017

There is a good way to do this without hurting the tree in any way. It is called air-layering. This will ensure that you have roots, even before you cut the branch off.

Here is an article that will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/propagation-rubber-tree-plant.htm

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Clara
Answered on September 27, 2017

Thank you - the article is really helpful. I still have a couple of questions -
Can I do the air layering technique at any time of year (now, for example) or should it be done at a particular time of year?
One I've removed the stem, do I need to seal the wound on the mother tree with any kind of treatment or sealant?
Many thanks.

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