Struggling to keep my rubber tree plant growing.
by Steve Calvert
(The Woodlands, Tx.)
I've had a rubber tree plant for about 18 months and after over watering, not enough sunlight at times and lack of fertilizer I am wondering if there is any hope of nursing it to a full and beautiful tree.
I have never fertilized it because after losing so many leaves from lack of water and sunlight I would kill it if I made a mistake with the wrong fertilizer.
I bought a 10-10-10 granule fertilizer but have not used it yet.
I added a plant light to keep it inside rather than back and forth outside when the temperature changes here in Texas.
I spray it with water daily and rotate it under the light.
It's starting to grow new stems at the bottom which is encouraging but the stalks are all thin and weak so I use sticks to help them to grow straight and hopefully get thicker.