Rubber Tree, Rubber Plant, Ficus elastica (Small) - Plant

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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This product contains

SrNoItem name
1Rubber Tree, Rubber Plant, Ficus elastica (Small) - Plant
24 inch (10 cm) Nursery Pot as Inner
34.5 inch (11 cm) Ronda No. 1110 Round Plastic Planter (Yellow)

About Rubber Tree

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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height8 inch (20 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Indian Rubber Bush, Ficus decora, India Rubber Tree, Rubber Plant
Maximum Reachable Height 20 to 40 m
Flower Colour Inconspicuous
Bloom Time Rarely flowers indoors
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care


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.

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    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.
  • Rubber Tree 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
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature
  • Day temperature: 15 to 18 degree Celsius
  • Night Temperature: 25-degree celsius
  • Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizers

    Rubber Tree special feature

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

    Rubber Tree uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The shiny glossy leaves look great and give a classy look to your interior space

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Ficus elastica or rubber plant?

    You can grow Ficus Elastica both outdoor where 4-6 hrs a day direct bright light is available and indoor where indirect bright light is available.

    Can Ficus elastica live outside?

    Yes, Ficus elastica can live outside where 4-6 hrs a day direct bright light is available and indoor where indirect bright light is available.

    Is Ficus elastica fast growing?

    Yes, Ficus Elastica is a fast-growing plant.

    Ficus elastica indoors?

    Yes, You can grow Ficus elastica indoor where indirect bright light is available.



    Reviews

    Tuesday, 17 March 2020

    Very nice plant but price is ok

    Srinivas Chakrapani

    Wednesday, 04 March 2020

    very durable plant to a wide range of conditions

    Dipanjana Ghosh

    Monday, 10 February 2020

    Such a great variety of options!

    Rama Krishna Nalam
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