rubber tree cuttings

best_botanistApril 18, 2006

hello, i have a couple of rubber trees that have NO leaves on the bottom half. if i could chop off the top and plant that it would look buetiful. but the bottom half is gross looking. the top is soft not tlike the bottom. is there any way i can cut the top off and plant it. and how i go about doing that. thnks

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geoforce(z7a SE PA)

Look into (Air Layering( it is perfect for what you want. Also, you can save the stump, and it will grow multiple new trunks WITH leaves.

Here is a link that might be useful: Air Layering

    Bookmark   April 19, 2006 at 8:27AM
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best_botanist

i tried air layering it never works for me

    Bookmark   April 20, 2006 at 4:03PM
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catlambe(9/10)

I cut it off, strip off the lower 1/3 of leaves, daub in root hormone and put in a perlite-vermiculite medium. Keep the medium wet (I mist it about 3 times a day) and check in about a month or so. Should have a good size root ball on it.
BTW, be careful with the sap from those, it is an irritant.
Cat

    Bookmark   April 20, 2006 at 8:05PM
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best_botanist

so i cut it about 1/3 the way down from the top or were.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2006 at 3:12PM
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angie616

I had one on my front porch that the dogs decided to chew up,, I cut it back to nothing thinking it would die anyway and this year its coming back great...

    Bookmark   May 10, 2006 at 11:31AM
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