Rubber Tree Plants
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what can i do to get my rubber tree plant to put on new leaves?

debramorrison90 added on December 26, 2011 | Answered

I have had this rubber tree plant 4 years. I recieved it at my son's funeral and it is sentimental to me. It has gotten to over 5 feet but there are leaves only on the very top. (About the top foot has leaves. It is bare from there down. ) What can I do to get leaves to grow towards the bottom?

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Nikki
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Answered on December 26, 2011

You can cut it back without harming the plant and it will regrow. Pruning will help to force some branching. You can prune the main trunk, just above a node. What will happen is that just below where you cut, eventually two new shoots will grow out and become new branches. This article will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/rubber-tree/prune-rubber-tree.htm

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