Question by  John1428 (43)

What advice can you give me on pruning a rubber plant?

I have a rubber plant in my home that is over grown.


Answer by  Tink1712 (145)

To prune a rubber plant, simply use clean, sharp shears, and cut it back to the desire length, preferably right at a leaf. There is almost no risk of over-pruning. It will release a lot of sap, so be sure to do it over newspaper or canvas.


Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

Make sure the knife you use is clean. Because rubber plants "bleed" use roottone to put on cut areas. Usually cut stems come back with two new stems.


Answer by  Plantmasta (110)

There is no easy way to accomplish this without being either a trained or skill botanist. There are so many different varieties of this plant type there is no Generic-Way.


Answer by  StarOne (941)

Cut back the branches you wish to prune so that it has 2 or more healthy leaves left. If you wish you can completely remove the branch and propagate it.


Answer by  Vivi55 (287)

Prune it outside or put a tarp around it as it will drop sap from the cut areas (the sap will stop on its own or you can apply roottone to the area). Also wear rubber gloves and make sure you clean your clippers well when you are finished.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

The only safe way to answer that is go to a greenhouse tell them your problem they will be able to give you the details on how to do it.

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