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Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
May 20, 2020 3:29 PM CST
I got a young rubber tree plant a month or so ago, and it has already grown a new leaf. I noticed the leaf is green instead of the normal reddish color, but I thought that might be normal for new leaves. I did some research, and it seems that this happens when the plant is not getting enough sun. I had it in a north facing window with the blinds closed. How can I get the plant more light and will the new leaf ever turn the normal burgundy color?
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Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
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May 21, 2020 2:09 AM CST
Take it to a brighter window and put it closer to the light. A north window is not enough light. The colors will be ok in the right lighting. A little morning sun won't hurt you rubber tree, mine gets a few hours of morning sun everyday.
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Name: Will Creed
Prof. plant consultant & educator
May 21, 2020 8:36 AM CST
New leaves darken as they mature. If you uncover the north window by opening the blinds, that would provide almost ideal light for your Rubber Plant.
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Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
Jun 4, 2020 12:27 PM CST
Thanks for the advice! I now have it in a west facing window that is shaded by a tree outside. The colors haven't changed yet, but it might in time!

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