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.
||Rubber Tree, Rubber Plant, Ficus elastica (Shivereana) - Plant
||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
The Ficus elastica shivereana is a classy rare and unique variety of the ficus family. The foliage is light green with pinky-orange flecks. These tropical plants generally have thick stems and fleshy, variegated leaves.
||10 inch (25 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||India rubber tree.
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Up to 2.4 meters.
||Rarely flowers indoors.
||Easy to grow.
Planting and care
Keep the plant indirect bright sunlight.Place the ficus near a window in a room that gets bright morning sunlight. SoilThe soil should be well drained and fertile for growing ficus plant. WateringWater the plant when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.Do not overwater the plant.Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Application of FertilizerDuring the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.Re-pottingWhen 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 and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.For re-potting procedure click here
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Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.DontsDo not apply water on plant leaves.Do not overwater the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
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:
||Indirect bright light.
||Nutrient-rich and Well-drained soil.
||25-35 Degree Celcius.
||Apply organic fertilizers.
Rubber Tree special feature
The classy rare and unique variety.
Rubber Tree uses
- Light green with pink to orange speckles Broadleaf