How To Start A Rubber Tree Plant: Propagation Of A Rubber Tree Plant
The following are some facts about how to start a rubber tree plant: Propagation of a Rubber Tree Plant. There are many different types of plants which grow from leaves or roots.
Some of them have been grown for centuries and they are very useful. They are used in various ways like food, medicine, building materials etc. But there are other plants which have not been cultivated for years and they do not produce any fruit or flowers at all. These plants are called “invasive” because they take over a place where they were never intended to live. One of these invasive species is the rubber tree (Rubus idaeus). The rubber tree is native to Africa and Asia. It grows up to 10 feet tall and it produces large, round, white seeds. These seeds are called “rubber”. When the seedlings reach maturity, they produce small green leaves with yellow petioles. They grow slowly but steadily and their growth rate slows down when water is scarce. At this point they become susceptible to disease. If water is not available at all, the plant will start to wilt and collapse on the ground. Even though a rubber tree does not look very appetizing, there are many animals that like to eat its leaves. Its flowers give out a heavy, sweet smell which attracts bees and other insects. If you are looking for resistant plants for your garden, you should consider rubber trees. They can survive in extreme weather conditions and they grow well both in fertile and poor soil. They can even grow in the shade but they need a large amount of water. If you live in the city, you should plant rubber trees along the streets. This will help to prevent soil erosion and it will give shade to people walking nearby. They can also be used as wind breaks because they are very resistant to strong winds. In colder regions, they should be planted in greenhouses because they cannot survive temperatures below -20 degrees Celcius. In hotter regions they can be used to prevent soil erosion. They can also be grown in large containers so that they can be moved to a shadier place when the weather gets too hot.
You may also be interested in planting Royal Pines, which are very similar, and at nurseries such as this one.
Sources & references used in this article:
Establishment of new crops for the production of natural rubber by JB Van Beilen, Y Poirier – TRENDS in Biotechnology, 2007 – Elsevier
How can we most rapidly increase the production of natural rubber by J Bonner – 1977 – dl.nsf.ac.lk
Cloning and characterization of cDNA encoding farnesyl diphosphate synthase from rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) by K Adiwilaga, A Kush – Plant molecular biology, 1996 – Springer
A pathological survey of the Para rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) in the Amazon Valley by JR Weir – 1926 – books.google.com
Rubber tree by A Clément-Demange, H Legnaté… – Tropical plant …, 2001 – books.google.com