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rubber tree cuttings

Posted by best_botanist (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 18, 06 at 9:01

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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RE: rubber tree cuttings

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

RE: rubber tree cuttings

i tried air layering it never works for me

RE: rubber tree cuttings

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.

RE: rubber tree cuttings

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

RE: rubber tree cuttings

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...

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