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Q.Stems Too Thin on Rubber Tree Plant

Anonymous added on February 21, 2011 | Answered

I have a fairly large rubber tree plant (about 5 feet) but the stems require support. I’d like to encourage the stems to grow thicker and stronger so that I can remove the bamboo sticks from the pot. I assume that I need to wait for spring but I’d like advice on the best method.

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Answered on February 22, 2011

If the stems are thin, it means that it is not getting enough light. I would move it to a better lit window or add a supplemental light, such as a fluorescent light, nearby. That will improve the stem strength.

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