Rubber Tree Plants

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  1. Cutting Back Rubber Tree
  2. Frost on Rubber Tree
  3. Trimming a Rubber Tree Plant
  4. Leaves Falling Off Rubber Tree Plant
  5. Temperature for a Rubber Tree
  6. Rubber Plants Falling Off
  7. Starting New Rubber Tree Plants From Old
Asked by nina on November 18, 2010
Cutting Back Rubber Tree

Can you cut back a rubber tree to make it come back more full?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, trimming the plant back will result in a nice, full tree. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/prune-rubber-tree.htm

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Asked by purty on November 18, 2010
Frost on Rubber Tree

I have a rubber tree house plant that has been frost bitten. What should I do?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If the stems are still alive, it will regrow its leaves. I would check the stems and if they are still alive, care for the plant as you normally would and you should see leaves start to grow in a few weeks. Also, I would take precautions to protect the plant from the cold, making sure to bring it indoors over winter.

These articles will help you as well:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on November 21, 2010
Trimming a Rubber Tree Plant

My rubber tree is getting too tall to fit in my small greenhouse. Can I cut the tops off, and if so what will happen?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can cut off the tops and the plant will put out side shoots to compensate for the pruning. The branch you cut will not grow any longer, but other branches will develop to take its place for height of the plant.

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Asked by Anonymous on November 26, 2010
Leaves Falling Off Rubber Tree Plant

My leaves are falling off the Rubber Tree Plant. What am I doing wrong?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

There a few things that can cause this. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/rubber-tree-plant-leaves-falling-off.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on November 28, 2010
Temperature for a Rubber Tree

Can you please tell me the lowest temp.that a rubber tree can withstand? I live in the Atlanta area and want to know if I need to consider bringing this rather large plant indoors for the winter. –

ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Rubber trees are generally hardy outdoors in Zones 10-11 where temperatures do not fall below 30 degrees F. It would definitely be a good idea to bring the plant indoors for overwintering unless you can ensure that it's adequately protected. Indoor temps of at least 60 degrees F. are ideal over winter.

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Asked by Anonymous on November 29, 2010
Rubber Plants Falling Off

Rubber plant leaves are falling off – what can I do?

It is sitting in a northwest window.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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Asked by Anonymous on November 30, 2010
Starting New Rubber Tree Plants From Old

I have a large rubber tree plant that I keep indoors in winter and out in summer. Can I cut branches to make starts and how do I do it? Does it need to be started in soil or water?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Cuttings are best started in soil. Here is an article that can help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/propagation-rubber-tree-plant.htm

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