Rubber Plant Air Cuttings
Name: Katie K. R.
I have a rubber tree plant that has a single stalk and is about 10 feet
high. I would like to cut it back to a manageable size.
What is the best way to do this? And should I try to "replant" what I cut off?
I think you would have success with air layering. The procedure is basically enclosing a part
of the stem with growing medium and a watertight membrane where roots will develop; afterward
the original plant can be severed below the new roots to have a 'shorter'
Your local greenhouse/nursery or library should have a detailed description of the process.
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The following should be helpful:
Anthony Brach, Ph.D
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Update: June 2012