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Posted 3M ago by @banabones

What does new growth on a baby rubber plant look like?
Hello everyone! Relatively new Plant mom here. I recently re-potted my baby rubber plant after a spell of her not doing well due to hydrophobic soil I think. She seems to be doing much better now (way less droopy and her leaves uncurled some). Today I was looking at her and noticed these smaller leaves I didn’t pay much attention to before. Could they be new growth? Or just smaller leaves in general? I’m not sure how new growth on a baby rubber plant looks like πŸ˜… thank you so much in advance! #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #NewGrowth #NewPlantMom #BabyRubberPlant
7ft to light, indirect
5” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 week ago
Yes! These look like new, baby leaves to me!! 😍
This is new growth! Yay!
Woo hoo! Your plant looks great!
@banabones they look great nw. For the hydrophobic soil do remove all and use new potting mix or a mixture if old and new soil?
@banabones yes that is definitely new growth. Dropping rubber plants means it’s not getting enough light. You might want to move it a bit closer to light. Do not put it in direct light cause it will kill it. They love bright indirect sunlight. If it’s dropping try staking it up with bamboo sticks. If the soil is old change out your soil. I just recently put two in succulent soil. They are both doing great. EDIT I SEE NEW GROWTH YAY!
Mora
3M ago
new leaves!! 🌱
@Sleepysunday since the soil was hydrophobic I personally tried removing as much of the old soil as possible! Do take my words with a pinch of salt since I’m relatively new to plant care but I hope this helps. (Remember to give your repotted plant a good drink of water after repotting!)
@KikisOasis thanks so much for the insight kristy πŸ™ I’ve defiantly moved my baby rubber plant away from direct light and she’s also doing much better now 😊
@mora woohoo! 🀩
@sarahsalith thank you so much! πŸ₯°
@Buddingbotanist that’s so nice to hear! Thank you for your response πŸ₯°
@Lara so glad to hear this! Thank you so much for your response 🀩
Love seeing the new growth!!! 😍

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