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Q.Why Are My Rubber Plants Leaning?

Zone 55113 | Anonymous added on May 11, 2021 | Answered

Hello, I purchased a small rubber plant a couple of years ago. There were 6 trunks on the plant and I propagated it after more than a year of growth. One plant with 3 trunks and 3 singles. I don’t know why they all lean and would like to correct that if this is not normal. I recently tied a string around the 3 trunk plant not knowing if that was proper. Is there something I could do.

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Answered on May 14, 2021

I would check overwatering as one problem. Also are the pots deep enough for root growth? Do you turn them a quarter turn each week to get light on all sides. They may be reaching for more light. It is fine to stake them. This is a good article that discusses the light/water balance they need:

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