lazy... rubber tree

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  1. purpleinopp

    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    It looks like it is doing great! If it was my plant, I would let it grow for a couple years, then start manipulating its' appearance toward more bushy.

    Mid-afternoon sun is quite intense & could easily burn a plant that has been inside. Starting with the first or last hour of the day is usually safe, increasing gradually over time.
     
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    lori_15 New Seed

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    thanks for your info and tip. i was afraid if i let it grow too tall it would never bush out.
    i put out late yesterday afternoon and left out all night. i will bring it in and climatize it more gradually.

    i sure would not want to lose this plant. however, i did give some cuttings from original plant to friends and theirs are quite tall...2-3'hi.
    what would be the easiest way to get cutting from their plants if i lose mine.
    can lop of piece at top or try leaf rooting?
     
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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    Happy to try to help your investigation.

    I don't know if those methods work with this species or not. I've only done basic stem cuttings, in soil in pots.

    Since some friends already have clones of your plant, one of them should be able to give a cutting back to you if needed. One of the great benefits of sharing with friends, family: backups! :)
     

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