Ficus Elastica 'Robusta' (Rubber Plant)
- Plant Care
The rubber plant (Ficus elastica) is a popular ornamental plant from the Ficus genus. In it's natural habitat it grows over 30 meters tall, however, the varieties grown indoors are a much more manageable height. For the indoor grower looking for a tree type plant species with attractive foliage which can grow from 1ft to over 8ft tall, this is an excellent choice.
There are a number of Ficus elastica varieties grown successfully indoors which includes, "the most common one" F.elastica decora (has shiny leather type leaves which grow to a foot long), F.elastica robusta (has larger leaves than decora), F.elastica black prince or burgundy (has near black reddish leaves) and a selection of variegated types. With its dark glossy leaves, the rubber plant is a crowd favorite of both designers and home gardeners alike. An excellent choice for an air purifying as well as an ornamental plant, it thrives in the Indian climate and can live for almost a decade with proper care, which is very little in the first place. Get it home and watch it grow with you.
A nice brightly lit spot is ideal, without direct sunlight.Water once the soil becomes slightly dry to the touch and make sure the pot has sufficient drainage holes to allow excess water to seep through. The worst thing you can do regarding watering is "give it too much".A well-draining and well-aerated potting soil is needed.15 - 25°CFeed during summer with a diluted liquid fertilizer.
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