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The first and easiest way to obtain cuttings from your Rubber Tree is to create stem cuttings from your plant. For this, you would be removing about six inches from the tips of the actively growing branches and using those pieces to propagate new plants. Aug 08, After pruning, don’t throw out those cuttings; instead, use them to propagate a rubber tree plant. Propagating a rubber tree plant from cuttings starts with getting a good cutting.
The cutting should be about 6 inches (15 cm.) long and have at least two sets of leaves. The next step in how to start a rubber tree plant from cuttings is to remove the bottom set of leaves from the cutting. If you would like, you can dip the cutting in rooting hormone. Then, place the rubber tree cutting. Jan 03, Pick the stem. Pick a healthy stem with healthy leaves. I picked a leggy stem on Rudy that didn’t receive much sun and Make the cut.
Cut about halfway up this stem. Preferably, have a leaf right below the cut on the main plant. Immediately Trim the cutting. Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins. Dec 13, Rubber plant propagation. Learn how to propagate rubber plant from cuttings in simple steps. Grow rubber plant from cuttings easily. The instructions on gro.
You can gently remove the pot and check that you can see roots throughout the soil, or you can look at the bottom of the pot to see if any roots have started finding their way out of the drainage holes.
There are two cutting techniques that work for propagating rubber trees: basic stem cutting and leaf bud cutting. Each requires the same set of tools and supplies. Sterilize a sharp knife in 1 part bleach mixed with 3 parts water.
Soak the knife in the solution for five minutes, rinse it with clean water and allow it. Aug 04, How to start a rubber tree plant. Propagating a rubber plant successfully starts with getting a great cutting. Taking a cutting from the tip of a stem is best- these root the most effectively. The cutting should be about 6 inches long, and you should take it just below a leaf. Then remove the bottom leaves from your cutting- this is where you’ll plant in the shrubremoval.barted Reading Time: 5 mins.