How To Repot A Rubber Plant

How to Repot a Rubber Tree Plant

  • Place 3 to 4 inches of potting soil in the bottom of the new pot.
  • Water the soil in the old pot thoroughly, as moist soil helps with pot removal.
  • Set the plant into the new pot. Adjust the depth of the soil under the root-ball until the crown of the rubber tree -- where the trunk emerges
  • Fill in around the root-ball with additional soil, until the soil level is even with the crown of the plant.
  • How can you tell if a rubber plant is root bound?

    The most obvious sign that your plant isn't thriving due to being rootbound is that its growth with slow significantly. This is more obvious in Rubber Trees, due to their faster growth rate.

    Can I put rubber plant in bathroom?

    If you have a large bathroom that receives adequate light conditions, you can situate the Rubber Plant there. With the constant running of water through showering and such, an adequate amount of humidity is naturally created for the plant.

    Can I propagate a rubber plant from a leaf?

    The Rubber Tree (Ficus elastica) is a popular house plant, and for good reason – they tolerate low light and dry air indoors, and they are easy to propagate! You can propagate a new plant simply from breaking off a leaf and following a few key steps. It is best to do this in summer as the heat stimulates their growth.

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