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Name: Damian H
molino FL (Zone 9a)
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Aug 17, 2013 5:02 PM CST
Hello I was hoping some one could tell me the best way to support this rubber plant?? It is a very special plant to my wife it was her fahers before he passed, he gave it to her to take care of which has fallen to me I have done OK but it is getting very large I put it in the green house it the winter and it seems to grow all year so any help would be great thank you have a great weekend mine is very wet here in Pensacola.

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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Aug 17, 2013 5:09 PM CST
Beautiful plant! Looks like you're doing a fine job with its care.

First thing I noticed is it could use a bit bigger of a pot. You can also stake it with some bamboo stakes or whatever you can find. Tie it to the stakes loosely with some soft material.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Aug 17, 2013 5:14 PM CST
Welcome! Damian. In 'real life' this would become a huge tree so it will be happy in a bigger pot, as Lee Anne said.
I understand it might become a problem to move it in and out of the greenhouse in which case you can always prune it back. It is almost impossible to kill one of these!
Happy growing!

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