Question by  L66 (29)

What do I need to know about rubber plant staking?

I am getting ready to stake my plants and just want to make sure I do it correctly.


Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

For the best results place the stake close to the edge of the container. This will cause less damage to the plant's roots. Repotting the plant into a larger container and adding the stake at that time is an option.


Answer by  Dana46 (2345)

When you stake your rubber plants remember that you are using the stake to add support that the stem is having a difficult time providing the tops of the plants. Don't put the stake through the leaves, or where they grow, or the roots, and tie the stem gently.


Answer by  Tink1712 (145)

Add the stake when you re-pot the plant, so that you can minimize damage to the root structure. Otherwise, place the stake on the outer edge of the pot.


Answer by  MrPKitty (329)

If this is a potted plant, consider repotting it and adding stakes at that time. This way you avoid damaging the roots. If not ready for repotting, carefully slide the stakes down the sides of the pot and then use nylon stockings to tie the plant to them.


Answer by  Redhdz (527)

Be careful not to put the stakes through the roots or leaves. Try add them around the edges of the pot. And tie them gingerly. If it is a potted plant, maybe re-pot and put the stakes in at that time. Rubber plants can grow very tall. And need support.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

If you are putting two stakes by it just run the string around the plant then the stakes if you are using three do it the same way but make sure you dont get the strings to tight around the dtems they will cut them.


Answer by  ruffy (1117)

just make sure when your putting the stake in the dirt that you dont hurt the roots and when tieing plant to the stake you dont tie to close

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