Ficus Elastica zulu shield, Rubber Plant Ruby, Ficus Ruby (Pink) - Plant
Description for Ficus Elastica zulu shield, Rubber Plant Ruby, Ficus Ruby (Pink)
The rubber plant or Ficus ruby pink is a popular ornamental plant from the Ficus genus. In its natural habitat it grows over 30 metres tall, however, the varieties grown indoors are a much more manageable height.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Ficus elastica zulu shield,Rubber Plant Ruby, Ficus Ruby Pink||-||Rarely flowers||1.5 to 3 m||Easy|
Planting and care
Bright light required. Plants can take direct sunlight too. But do not place plants from low light to direct sunlight - they will get scorched. Move them gradually.
|Partial sun, Requires shade||Loamy soil||Low||20 to 40 degrees C||Use any organic fertilizer. Feed once a month spring through summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.|
Caring for Ficus Elastica zulu shield
- Planted in warm areas of the world for fruit, shade, and ornamentals.
- Use sharp pruning shears to avoid tearing the stems.
- Water regularly to keep it healthy.
- Watch for sooty mold. You can remove it by simply wiping off the affected leaves with mild soapy water.
Typical uses of Ficus Elastica zulu shield
Special features: The rubber plant is all about having a small tree indoors with broad shiny attractive leaves.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: Used for decorations in homes, shops and offices. Good to keep inside homes and terraces.
Medicinal use: NA
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