Rubber Tree Plant Care
Starting as a young rubber tree houseplant will adapt better to being a houseplant than starting with a more mature plant.
Proper Light and Water for a Rubber Tree Plant
When it comes to caring for rubber plants, the right balance of water and light is critical, as it is for any plant. You can control the amount of light and water it gets, which is important because they shouldn’t have too much either.
When you have a rubber tree houseplant, it needs bright light but prefers indirect light that is not too hot. Some people recommend placing it near a window that has sheer curtains. This allows a lot of light, but not too much.
The rubber tree plant also needs the right balance of water. During the growing season, it must be kept moist. It is also recommended to wipe the leaves of the rubber tree houseplant with a damp cloth or sprinkle with water. If you water a rubber tree too much, the leaves will turn yellow, brown, and fall off.
During dormancy, it can only be watered once or twice a month. If the leaves start to drop but don’t fall off, gradually increase the amount of water you give the rubber tree houseplant until the leaves rise again.
Rubber tree spread
If you know how to care for a rubber tree plant and it grows well, you can start propagating rubber tree houseplants.
To promote new leaves on the current rubber tree houseplant, cut a slit at the node where the leaf fell. This will allow the new leaf to grow faster.
There are several different ways to create new rubber tree cuttings. The simplest thing is to take a small branch from a healthy tree and put it in good potting soil or water and let it take root.
Another method, called air layering, is where you make a cut in a healthy rubber tree houseplant, insert a toothpick into the hole, and then lay damp moss around the cut. After that, you wrap it in plastic wrap to keep the moisture levels higher. As soon as the roots begin to appear, cut off the branch and plant.
All this will lead to the successful care of the rubber plant.