Rubber Tree Plants
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Rubber Tree Splitting

Zone Lufkin, TX (possibly Zone 8 or 9) | Anonymous added on August 11, 2017 | Answered

I have a huge rubber tree (ourdoors in a corner) and it is taking over my porch (well, almost). I would like to split it and re-pot it in smaller pots. Can I do this safely?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 11, 2017

Rubber trees typically have one main trunk (at least at the base) and so they wouldn't take well to splitting. You could try pruning to stop it from increasing in size:

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

To propagate it, you can take cuttings as described in this article:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/propagation-rubber-tree-plant.htmRubber trees

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