Can I bring it back to life? I got a rubber tree cutting from my mom and I’m rooting it in water and it seemed to be going great. Finally I put her back outside fully expecting to steal her pot for some other plant looking for an upgrade. Took a while to figure out the lighting situation. Hi Fran, I think I know what you mean and a branch cutting (no barky part) should still work out fine. Should I remove the new baby leaves? Is that even possible? I propagated a cutting from my parents Burgandy around August/September of last year. Should I pot it in soil now or should I give it more time for more roots? Rubber Tree is one of the sought after house plants that plantitas and plantitos alike are dying to have in their collections. I figure every time I water it drained into the canister and probably creates humidity. I took cutting today from a 20 year rubber tree my granny planted. Also, how tall of a cutting can I get? deep to increase the chance for lemon seed propagation. I can’t stress enough that the best way to propagate a Rubber tree, or any indoor plant in general, is with a healthy, established mother (or father) plant. Can I do this without rooting hormone? Lifestyle & hobbies. It’s been a few months now and suddenly a few others are getting it. A 50 cm tall can cost you about Php 2,000. A dracaena lemon lime is very easy to care for and can easily reach a height of 5ft-7ft. Either the water or soil method works well, but transitioning it to a different medium within a next few days is fine. If you are positive that it’s ok to take, you can cut a 6″ piece (bigger isn’t better in this case), the size of the truck doesn’t necessary matter but younger growth is easier to propagate. I would just propagate the top Kyle, and let it branch out. You may want to wait though – sometimes plants will pop out new leaves even if they’ve lost them – keep an eye out for buds on the stem. Once they start, they don’t stop. Also be sure the original plant was healthy. Shipped as a single plant semi Bareroot. I wouldn’t go any taller than 12 inches and I wouldn’t leave any more than 3-4 leaves. Also a smaller rubber plant I propagated has 2 leaves one is shiny one is dull seems unusual, what do you think? My plant is really old but I don’t want to loose it. You can try, it may work, but cuttings are most successful with preexisting leaves. I have a mature, tall rubber tree that I had to cut back because it was touching the ceiling. Usually when leaves start to come in it means it is getting sufficient light now, so keep doing what you’re doing! Will it grow? Fast & Free shipping on many items! If the stem has any bit of shrivel though it won’t survive, and tinekes take a very long time to grow anything. With it being humid you should have much luck! Yes it would! indoors. Hi Emily, it sounds like the roots may have dried out a bit or it was damaged. If you’re water-propagating, try moving the cutting to soil once the roots are about 1 inch/2.5 cm. Plant the cutting ina large, well-draining pot with see… These don’t root in water easily, so keeping them in moss will be a lot safer for the travel and short term storage. PS I have no idea what I’m talking about, i can barely keep a cactus alive. While it is a low-maintenance plant, the thing is this plant is quite premium when it comes to its price. It makes a great street or feature tree to provide foliage colour-contrast and is particularly good for coastal areas. Lol i’ll still keep it in a plastic bag to retain humidity. Time to focus on the cutting. Propagation by seeds is a common and reliable method for the Key lime tree. Sorry, noob here. Remember that plastic bag? And one more question: can the rooting powder be used for water propagation (I have a couple of fiddle leaf figs in jars right now- thinking about adding some powder to it). I propogated a rubber plant 7 weeks ago it had 4 big leaves now that it’s rooting should I cut one of the leaves off to promote growth? I would not recommend propagating distressed or pest-ridden plants. The leaves began drooping and turning brown, and the stem turned brown and shrivelled up. Growing a house plant has become an obsession to most of us since we are under a lockdown or community quarantine after a threat posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. What do you think? Hello! Someone gifted me a rubber plant, however it only grows on the right side. You will only get a tree with a leaf when there is some stem attached to the cutting. The one in soil grew 2 long roots. Double lol. Hi, I would give it time. Wish I could add a picture to show you. Hi! I put one in soil with rooting hormone and another in water. Yes, the process of notching on the rubber tree and fiddle leaf fig tree is the same. Need some tips? It’s been about 3 weeks and it seems to be doing good. Air Layering for Propagation of a Rubber Tree Air layering is another method to propagate a rubber tree plant. The Key lime (Citrus × aurantiifolia) is a citrus hybrid (C. micrantha x C. medica) with a spherical fruit, 25–50 mm (1–2 in) in diameter.The Key lime is usually picked while it is still green, but it becomes yellow when ripe. Hi Ellie, your plant *should* be fine, but upon receiving it do check for a limp or soggy stem or very limp or dry leaves. Sometimes it takes time for a shipped plant to perk up. The reason its previous owners abandoned it are apparent, it’s leaves are beautiful and healthy at the top, but it has a very tall and bare trunk. This multi-grafted, dwarf fruit tree will grow in a pot or in the ground in all Australian climates to -8 degrees. Just water will be enough. Let the plant hang out and continue this root growth for another few months. Think of it as giving your Rubber Tree a haircut. Wait. but anyway he’s about 2 feet tall not sure how old he is but when or i should ask how big and how long does he have to be to propagate him ? Rubber tree or Ficus Elastica is from a Banyan group within the fig genus where the name ficus is derived. Hello. Because I’m going to a different state, I am not really allowed to bring any ‘foreign’ soil, so I was hoping to root it in water. After covering the cutting with plastic bag , should we water the plant in few intervals by removing the bag and cover back with bag after watering . Striking lemon-yellow foliage ageing to lime-green on a dense weeping small tree are the outstanding attributes of this adaptable form of Willow Peppermint. Loved the article and it was super helpful! I snip these off with my pruning shears. I had brought it in hoping for resurgence and only saw sadness. It's Php 250 per cuttings. Prices: (BURGUNDY ) 1 ft. - ₱100 1.5 ft. - ₱150 2 ft. - ₱250 3 ft. - ₱280 4 ft. - ₱350 5 ft. - ₱440 Thanks! Very hot dry heat and lack of water can make the leaves wilt. Now with a few roots about 5cm long, I’ve noticed that the roots are really flimsy at the point where they connect to the stem, almost as if only a thin string is connecting them. Hi Mai, Smaller cuttings with less leaves allow the plant to put energy into creating roots. They were all cuttings from the same plant, too. Wrap damp sphagnum moss and plastic wrap around the exposed wood to lock in moisture and help the roots form. Hi Joey! Hi Jam, it depends on the light it gets but you want to keep the cutting slightly moist, so I would check once or twice a week. Or do I still need that before putting it in water. I live in Florida my shears weren’t sharp so my rubber plant cutting is jagged is that ok I also don’t have rooting hormone or a big enough plastic bag. Each half is about 6-7 inches. No growth of leaves yet. It … These get planted right into fresh soil and are happy clams. Thank you. I would try a younger piece first since they tend to root much quicker. Hi Penny, I have my rubber tree, Rudy, in bright indirect light (meaning no harsh sun, gets about 6 hours of sun a day) and he’s very happy. You can dip it in *real* honey if you can’t find rooting hormone. Many thanks. This sap is annoying to remove and is sticky and unpleasant, so be prepared. Hi, This is a Great post and so informative! Remove the bottom set of leaves from the cutting. Hi Sherri! It usually grows over 1 foot (30 cm) tall. Some rubber trees can take longer than others, and it also depends on the conditions they’re in. To my surprise after nearly a month outside she started sprouting leaves! I’m just curious about this and am unsure if i’ll ever do it , but i just got my new baby rubber tree . You ca do it in water, soil and also by hanging it like the Orchids. Hope that helps! And since then I haven’t seen any progress with the roots and the two leaves have fallen off. If the stem starts to shrivel or get mushy, it is beyond repair. It’s similar to the way a Monstera is propagated. Choose a 15 centimetre piece of a healthy young branch without fruit or flowers and at least two to three nodes at the base. You will probably be watering once or twice a week is if it in in bright sunlight. I will try what you said and see how it goes. Help! So will it not grow if the leaves wilted but the stem is still healthy if ever? Overwatering is always the killer of plants, so to get an idea of watering, I always suggest getting a moisture meter until you get used to watering. After you make your cut, do you wait for the sap to stop running before you dip it in rooting hormone? Hi! You may need to change it more often if it’s still cloudy but it will stop leaking at some point. They should be in bright indirect light. This was the first plant I’ve successfully propagated and I’m so proud of it. Also, these need a lot of light. For large plants, it’s better to let them dry out quite a bit then water well until it runs out of the bottom. If you leave too many leaves, the plant continues to provide nutrients to them to keep them healthy. Nope, keep those baby leaves, that is a good sign that you’ll be able to repot soon. Hi! Hi can i propagate the longer branch of the rubber tree. Sometimes doing something once is all you need to have the confidence to do it again. What could this be from? The last question the leaves are drooping but still alive. Thank you for this guide! I’m in England and have just been given a 6 foot tall plant by some friends returning home to Idaho. The Ficus elastica decora, with a shiny leather type, leaves which grow to a foot long. I put it outside in the shade of a tree for the summer and it flourished. I’m in south Florida so I’m not trying to propagate indoors. Huge! The key is humidity (and I know how humid Toronto gets lol) so as long as it’s moist outside you’ll be ok without one. Hi Andrea, were there enough roots? It’s really just to keep humidity around the cutting (which needs it). Hi Chloe! Experimenting is fun. Before we dive in, I want to talk about propagating healthy plants. Thanks again!!! Do you know why a variegated rubber tree’s new leaves would come out smaller than usual? A facebook seller account also did the same, lifted this blog entry including the pictures without credit to the author/blog owner. I cut my Rubber plant with roots and stem leaving it with 1 leaf. Yes you can! Great info! Hi this is great advice can’t wait to give it a try! How to Take Care of an Indoor Dracaena Lemon-Lime Plant. Cut about halfway up this stem. I have to start thinning it a bit, it is taking over the lobby, and want to make babies. I did that for a few sequence and am still dealing with leaves turning yellow…. Roots may not form if the cutting is in a darker or cold space. You’ll want to discard these leaves and this other half of the cutting – they’re useless. Sounds like they might be getting crushed or you need to change the water. And yup, you’ll have to remove the bag to water it, which is fine, it doesn’t bother the plant. You can always try air layering as an alternative method if you want to let the roots form on the plant, then just snip off the piece. All rights reserved. This is a new cutting (as of March 2020), so I’m still waiting for some more goods to show. I take it the bag is removed every now and then to water. Do you think this will work or should I pull it out of the dirt and start over. I wish I could post pictures! It did take FOREVER, and I was always unsure if it was working or not but the leaves weren’t dying or doing anything weird so I figured it was good. Does the bag have to be clear? You can propagate the top part yes. Or is it important to act fast and get the rooting hormone on ASAP? Some have sporadic leaves and look like they could make 2 plants. Good luck and feel free to send questions if you have any! You would still use the same process. I wish not the latter. Learn how your comment data is processed. Actually, his size didn’t bother me, it was the bout of spider mites that infested him that did. Hi Harry! But for this article, I'll show you how to propagate a rubber tree using water and soil. Place the potted cutting in a sealed plasti… I got a HUGE burgundy ficus cutting gifted to me from a local BST group. Roots will develop faster with less leaves on the plant. I would just propagate one branch and see how it goes. Sorry I know that’s mildly confusing. The Ficus elastica robusta has larger leaves than decora. Devastated as I love it so much and worried it will never go back to the way it originally was. Is my cutting a goner? I performed this in early September, so I was able to still have some sun for Rudy to soak up in NY. Thank you . I already put my order before asking, and the seller said that it would be around 2 to 3 days for the leaves to be fresh. If the stem is mushy, it is probably too far gone to save. - Neil Gaiman, How to Propagate Rubber Tree from Cuttings. Mine was in pretty decent sun, too. Propagating and pruning is messy, especially for Rubber trees or Ficus elastica. If the water is cloudy (which won’t harm the cutting) just give it a day and change the water. There are two cutting techniques that work for propagating rubber trees: basic stem cutting and leaf bud cutting. I’ve had Rudy since 2015 and found he really only grows in bright light. Like any houseplant, the best time to propagate a rubber tree (or any plants) is in the early spring to late summer, when the weather is warm. Instead, new growth will spawn from the sides of the stem. Can I cut it down and plant the top, and get a new plant growing out from bottom trunk? You now have the help of Leaf and Paw. I have a rescue as well! ... How to Care for a Lemon Lime Philodendron. Place him gingerly in the bag and seal it 90% of the way. I found this information extremely helpful so thank you for sharing! Sign up for our newsletter for even more leaves and paws in your inbox. There are a range of different ways you can produce new plants, and in this article, I will focus on node propagation. Hi Leanore, they are tricky but yes sealing the bag suffocates them. Hi! Yes I have and 8/10 they don’t survive. Hi Nikki, eventually the leaking stops. Lol, you can try without the greenhouse – but humidity indoors is usually much lower than outside, and that’s where I keep new cuttings. This is a good sign. Try to prune the over all size of the plant. Me and my two cats LOVE your site! Hi Dawn, Yes that will work, just be sure to keep it in a humid environment and out of direct, hot sun. You’re welcome, I did the trial and error portion so you don’t have to. It will provide you with fresh and delicious i In fact, citrus trees can bear branches with many kinds of fruit including orange, lemon, lime, tangerine, and grapefruit. My goal is to have a nice 4 ft. rubber tree. Rubber plants can grow up to 100 feet in their native homeland of Southeast Asia. Hi Tania, sounds like overwatering or moving to a different location with different lighting. How to Propagate a Monstera Adansonii Monstera Adansonii are vine plants which make them extremely easy to propagate. Always keep one set of leaves, at least, so it can continue to make food for itself and re-grow. Hi Rod, it could be a lot of things unfortunately, the health of the mother plant, water quality, sun etc. Feel free to send a pic to my facebook or Instagram and I’d be happy to take a look! Thanks love your web site. Hi! Those brown edges are a sign of distress in rubber plants and usually it’s the plant being very thirsty or in a very dry location. And I think the wall hanging is either from Etsy or Anthropologie a few years ago – I have a lot of wall hangings like this and don’t quite remember – but I found this on Amazon which is kind of similar. Tinekes get droopy when they are waterlogged (too frequent watering) or kept in a very hot environment. Cuttings are another reliable means of propagating lemon trees. Native to subtropical rainforest evergreen plant from Central and South America. I watered mine maybe once a week, but I checked it (opening the bag, feeling the soil) every few days. Its polyembryonic seeds produce multiple trees from one seed, all of which are nearly identical to the parent tree. Your cutting must have at least two or three nodes (where leaves emerge) at the base, and show no signs of disease, damage or stress. They most certainly did. You can just move it outside I just suggest being careful about sun- you don’t want to to shock your plant if it was at first indoors (and I’m assuming less light) to a very bright outdoor setting with harsh sun. After two (!) And yes, I would definitely wait. Hi Katelin! Learn what is notching of a rubber tree and how to notch a rubber plant tree to force side shoots and encourage new leaves and branching out. Use a pencil, chopstick or other device to poke the hole into which the cutting is placed. Hi Em, if it has decent roots you should be good. I usually dab some of the sap off so the hormone doesn’t cake on. I’m moving out of state, and have found a new home for my large rubber tree plant, but I’m planning on taking a cutting with me to start a new plant. She’s probably still recovering quite a bit and needs time to pump out those new leaves. I propogated mine in water and it was going so well but now I’ve planted it, it looks very wilted and unhappy. One last question how do you control gnats with all the plants you have Thanks have a blessed week. Spider mites will also cause leaf issues. I would use rooting hormone and keep the exposed root wrapped in moist sphagnum moss, then in a plastic bag to hold moisture. Now, I not only have a new Rubber Tree, but a happier Rudy. You can try air layering, water propagation, or just sticking that top part in moist soil. Hello! Should I propagate the entire plant? I’ve bought a rubber tree cuttings online and forgot to ask if how many days will the leaves be fresh when in transit. And hmm, since it just grows on the right side, propagating will definitely help the plant sprout some new horizontal growth. Once the tree accepts the scion, the branch will grow to bear fruit just like the tree it came from. Aug 17, 2019 - Explore Adela B's board "Philodendron Lemon Lime Propagation by Cuttings in Soil and Water" on Pinterest. That’s amazing! If the roots seem solid and beefy you should be fine to pot it up. successful Monstera propagations from Monty, my Monstera deliciosa, I had a much better understanding of how and why we propagate the way we do. entrepreneurIn short isang Alamat. Unless you have (or it was) in full sun in a warm environment, a bit every other day is not the best method. Rubber trees are sensitive to light changes and will drop leaves if they go from lots of light to not enough. If you see this, let the seller know and they may be able to send a new plant. A few years ago it was down to 2 leave and I was told to throw it out. After I cured Rudy of spider mites, he was left with some funny growth, weird leaves and botched stems. I couldn’t find a big enough plastic bag to make a little greenhouse but I do have one of those so I set it up on the table in the lounge and now I wait to see what happens. To propagate a lemon tree it's best to a cutting in late spring, early summer. Travel & leisure. Place in a sunny, warm window and in about 2-3 months you should see white barnacle-looking things, some fuzzy stuff. Shall I just take it outside (South GA humidity)? See even the cuttings are expensive. ( cutting leaves in half) thanks so much! Yup, just wait. Hi Ella! I have one that has not done so well and is about 3 ft tall, and has a hand full of leafs on it near the top its only one stem. HI there – do I need to put them in the plastic bag if they are outside in late August – humid weather? But that doesn’t quite curb the fear of chopping off plant heads and limbs. It could be light – they tend to get lanky when they don’t have bright light, which rubber trees like. If not, that can definitely be why it’s wilting. I picked a leggy stem on Rudy that didn’t receive much sun and would benefit from being pruned. Have you had any experience with rubber plants affected by root rot? I have nursed it back to a healthy point but it is leaning an misshapen so I am going to prune it a bit but I want to root the trimmings. Most orders ship the same day! In winter, water sparingly and allow more time between each watering so the soil has time to … Each requires the same set of tools and supplies. Many times these pests continue on to affect the cutting which will then die shortly after propagating. There are several Ficus elastica varieties grown successfully indoors, including the most common one. Thanks. Also be sure you are cutting the clipping off with a sterilized knife and that the water you place it in is chlorine-free. It has been 2 weeks and 2 Days inside of plastic bag. I would definitely cut it a foot and let it branch out. Next, if your cutting is too long (6″ is best) you’ll want to cut it in half like I did below. I would like to try and give it more of a shape rather than one tall branch with leaves. 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