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Asked by
purty on
November 18, 2010

Q. Frost on Rubber Tree

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

Answered by
Nikki on
November 18, 2010
Certified Expert
A.

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

Q. 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?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 22, 2010
Certified Expert
A.

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

Q. Leaves Falling Off Rubber Tree Plant

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

Answered by
Heather on
November 27, 2010
Certified Expert
A.

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

Q. 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. –

Answered by
Nikki on
November 29, 2010
Certified Expert
A.

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

Q. Rubber Plants Falling Off

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

It is sitting in a northwest window.

Answered by
Nikki on
November 29, 2010
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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 30, 2010

Q. 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?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 30, 2010
Certified Expert
A.

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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