I wanted to propagate a cutting from my rubber tree, so I followed the instructions in the guides below:
I trimmed a long branch off of my rubber tree, cut it diagonally about 5" from the highest bud, dusted it with rooting hormone, and set it in some potting soil. I then enclosed the pot and I have been keeping it watered and humidified with a water sprayer. Pictures are below.
It has been about 2 weeks since this procedure, and I am wondering if there is anything more that I can do to ensure this cutting thrives. The instructions say that I should pull the plant from the soil and check for new roots, but I'm afraid that doing so might hurt the plant. Also, the leaves have become floppy and are now touching the sides of my enclosure.
Should I pull up the cutting to check for new roots? What else can I do to help my cutting take root?
BTW, this question is a followup to my original question about caring for a rubber tree plant, here: How to trim a rubber tree plant when all of the leaves are at the top
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