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Ficus

Postby JAYSH » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:45 pm

I have a rubber plant that I grew from seed about 20 years ago, and now it is huge. In fact it is reaching towards the cathedral ceiling in my living room! Is there any possible way to trim or stop its growth before it reaches the top. (I feel very protective of that plant!!!)
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Re: Ficus

Postby lorijones » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:22 pm

Your rubber tree can be pruned back as much as you need to in order to reduce it's size. Be sure to cut it back to a bud. Andre prunes rubber trees "hard" in his gardens in St.Thomas. There is always a very slight chance of losing the plant but at this point you don't really have a choice because you probably don't want to cut a hole in your ceiling!
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