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Ficus Elastica, Rubber Plant (Small) - Plant

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The rubber plant (Ficus elastica) is a popular ornamental plant from the Ficus genus.

    What makes it special:
  • Air purifier plant
  • Easy to grow.
  • Classy plant for interior look.

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With this purchase you will get:

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Ficus Elastica, Rubber Plant (Small) Plant
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4 inch (10 cm) Nursery Pot as Inner
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4.5 inch (11 cm) Ronda No. 1110 Round Plastic Planter (Yellow)

Description for Ficus Elastica, Rubber Plant (Small)

Plant height: 3 - 5 inches (7 - 13 cm)
Plant spread: 4 - 8 inches (10 - 21 cm)

These tropical plants generally have thick stems and fleshy, variegated leaves. Gardeners value this small, compact plant for its thick, waxy foliage, ornamental flowers and ease of care. It has broad shiny oval leaves. Leaf size is the largest in young plants.
The leaves develop inside a reddish sheath at the tip of branches, which looks very attractive. The tree can yield a milky white latex, which has been used to make rubber.

Common name(s): Indian Rubber Bush, Ficus decora, India Rubber Tree, Rubber Plant
Flower colours: Inconspicuous
Bloom time: Rarely flowers indoors
Max reachable height: 20 to 40 m
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Allow your plants to settle to your location first after receiving it.
  • Do not overwater them suddenly.
  • Check the moisture in the soil. If it is too dry then apply water gently.
  • Keep the plant in indirect bright light. Gradually move it to more bright location.
  • Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight: Indirect sunlight or bright light
    Soil: Well-drained soil
    Water: Medium
    Temperature:
  • Day temperature: 15 to 18 degree Celsius
  • Night Temperature: 25-degree celsius
  • Fertilizer: Apply organic fertilizers

    Caring for Ficus Elastica


      Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

      Sunlight:
    • Place the ficus near a window in a room that gets bright morning sunlight.
    • Turn the plant occasionally so all the growth does not occur on one side.

    • Soil:
    • Use nutrient rich, well drained, well aereted, and porous potting mix.

    • Watering:
    • Water a plant when the topsoil in pot (5 to 8 cm) feels dry to touch.
    • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
    • Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10 am.

    • Application of Fertilizer:
    • Apply fertilize a plant mostly in the spring and early monsoon season.
    • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots to the plant can easily uptake the nutrients and moisture.

    • Re-potting:
    • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
    • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days then move the plant to its required light condition.

    • For re-potting procedure click here


      Plant Protection:
    • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts.
    • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

    Harvesting

    NA

    Typical uses of Ficus Elastica

    Special features: The leaves of the Rubber Tree are glossy, oval-shaped and dark green making it a perfect ornamental plant for interior decoration.

    Culinary use: NA

    Ornamental use: The shiny glossy leaves look great and give a classy look to your interior space.

    References

    • http://www.gardenguides.com/107793-baby-rubber-plant-care.html
    • http://www.plantsrescue.com/tag/baby-rubber-plant/
    • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Rubber%20Tree.html

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    5 / 5 Hima Jyothi 30 June 2018
    Plant is in very good condition.....Vase is good ..... Packaging is ok..... Jelly balls were broken....
    5 / 5 Suratika Gautam 29 June 2018
    Can this grown in hot places.
    5 / 5 Nitin Mulik 21 June 2018
    Amazed to see this plant.
    4 / 5 Nandini Kalra 18 June 2018
    Perfectly OK for indoor use with artificial lighting.
    5 / 5 Vishnu Namboodiri 03 June 2018
    I m really happy to say that your packing is good ,on time delivery all plants are good .

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