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06/06/2012 at 10:35
06/06/2012 at 11:40

You have not asked a question???

 

06/06/2012 at 12:06

It must be ficus robusta invisiblus.

06/06/2012 at 12:30

Moira did ask a question, "how to maintain a rubber plant" read the headings.
Depending on its size you need a six to ten inch pot with John Innes number two compost,
They will take shade although bunging them in a corner and forgetting them will cause distress. They like an even temperature winter and summer plus a liquid feed every couple of weeks, they do like humid air we had our pot in a large saucer full of grit which was watered every day.
Wipe down the leaves with a soft damp cloth to remove dust and any bugs, you can put them outside in warm weather in a sheltered spot and if it was warm rain my wife would drag it outside for a shower.
They are almost fool proof a little TLC now and then helps any plant.

Frank.

06/06/2012 at 12:34

It's particularly important to keep the moist atmosphere and try and stop them dropping leaves, as once dropped you will always have the bald stem. Rubber plants cannot be pruned to make them bush out - they will grow straight up.

06/06/2012 at 12:58

"Moira did ask a question, "how to maintain a rubber plant" read the headings."

I did actually read that the heading Frank but a little more detail would have been helpful

06/06/2012 at 15:49
sotongeoff wrote (see)

"Moira did ask a question, "how to maintain a rubber plant" read the headings."

I did actually read that the heading Frank but a little more detail would have been helpful

I agree Sotongeof the more info we get the better although I think any answer is better than none. People asking for help can be easily put off.

Frank.

07/06/2012 at 09:23

Being strictly impartial here, I have to say it was a rather unusual way to register a question.

07/06/2012 at 09:48
David K wrote (see)

Being strictly impartial here, I have to say it was a rather unusual way to register a question.

David another word with many meanings but usually meaning neutral! if you read through many of the posts on here and on the last forum we were all on you will see new posters are just as bewildered as we once were and get it wrong, which of us have never got it wrong I ask?
It is better to ignore the mistake and give as good an answer as possible with the information supplied rather than put some one off ever coming back. Yes we need as much info as possible though experienced gardeners should be able to pick out the bones of the question.
That is of course only my opinion, others may differ.
I love these arguments.

Frank.

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