How To Make Rubber Tree Branch Out



Rubber Plants grow fast and can hit the ceiling in no time. Perhaps yours needs to be cut back because it’s gotten leggy, is just too tall.

Did you know that you can turn your tall, skinny Ficus elastica into a tree form? Here are some steps to follow if you want to learn how to make a Rubber Tree branch out.

Before any pruning keep in mind the Rubber Tree emits a milky white sap which is considered toxic to people & pets.

Be sure to keep it away from your face & wear gloves & long sleeves when pruning or handling a Rubber Plant.

The method I used to make my Rubber Tree brach out was air layering.

In a nutshell air layering is propagating a plant while it’s still attached to the mother.

I’m pointing to where the roots are emerging after air layering. I cut the propagated portion off about an inch below (just above the next node down. It was a nice, clean cut straight across.


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