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About 4 years ago, I decided to try again and bought a small one about maybe 18 inches tall. It had lots of beautiful leaves and even a bunch of leaf buds on it. I got it home and sure enough, within a week, the leaves were dropping like flies.
I mentioned it to my niece and she told me to start putting it outside in the spring after the last frost, and leaving it out there till just before the first frost in the fall. I did that and now that same plant is almost 5 feet tall and full and beautiful!
It was amazing! I didn't do anything else different to it. For that matter I even forget to water it out there a lot of times! But it is so pretty now, and stays pretty through the winter when I bring it in.
Source: Thank you, Robin!
By Cricket from Parkton, NC
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Not sure, but it looks to me like a schefflera arbicola (umbrella plant).
Looks like a magnolia to me.
It's called a Rubber Plant.
It IS a rubber tree plant according to my knowledge... I had a few of them and that is what i bought from the nursery.
If it has lots of branches coming out all over with three or four leaves on each branch, like it looks in the pic (hard to tell), it looks like an umbrella plant. The person above me is correct. I asked the same question to my fl plant group earlier this week. lol.
It looks like a laurel bush, which grow like crazy in my garden. Or it could be a rubber plant.
You will have to tell your MIL that yes, it is a rubber tree. Google "rubber tree photos" to check it out.
It looks like a very young rubber tree. It needs some support stakes and some fertilizer.
Thank you all so much. Yes, I do believe it is a rubber plant. My mother had them when I was younger. I don't have much of a green thumb, but I am trying.
That is a rubber plant. I found them very sensitive to grow after I lost a couple of them I finally gave up. Don't water very much!
The photo is of a Rubber Plant - Ficus elastica
It could also be a orange tree. When I was very small, I planted seeds from an orange that I was eating in one of my mother's house plants, and one of the trees lived for almost 20 years (until my Dad accidently left it outside and it got frostbiten). It looked exactly like this. It never flowered. Upon a bit of research, we were told that there had to be both a male and a female tree in order for them to produce fruit.
When can I cut back a rubber tree plant?
By Peggy from Brighton, IL