Old rubber tree
colin.will at virgin.net
Sun Mar 8 09:44:22 EST 1998
Richard Mersch wrote:
> My wife has had a rubber tree for about twenty years. It's now about seven
> feet tall and appears fairly healthy. However, last year it did not fill
> out as well as it usually does in the summer.
> It's obviously root-bound, and we have ordered a larger (30") pot to allow a
> Can anyone give us advice as to anything else we should do for this old
Try air-layering, to get a new and maybe more vigorous plant. Seven feet
in twenty years isn't all that much - nearly a foot a year is possible
with unrestricted root room. Try scraping the top layer of compost out
of the pot every year, and replacing it with fresh compost - that'll
give it a boost.
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