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Ficus Elastica Decora Rubra, Ficus black prince, Rubber Plant (Burgundy) - Plant

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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.
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Description for Ficus Elastica Decora Rubra, Ficus black prince, Rubber Plant (Burgundy)

The rubber plant is a popular ornamental plant from the Ficus genus. In its natural habitat it grows over 30 meters tall, however, the varieties grown indoors are a much more manageable height.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Rubber Plant Blace Prince, Indian Rubber Plant,Ficus elastica decora rubra, Ficus black prince NA Rarely flowers indoor 1.5 to 3 feet Easy to grow

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.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Partial sun, Requires shade Loamy well-drained soil Medium 20 to 40 degrees C Use any organic fertilizer

Caring for Ficus Elastica Decora Rubra

  • Planted in warm areas of the world for fruit, shade, and ornamentals.
  • Once the rubber plant has grown to the height you want it to grow up to, you can cut the top off.
  • Water thoroughly but do not over water.
  • Apply balance NPK fertilizer and FYM thrice a year.
  • Remove infected plant parts.
  • Try to keep in bright sunlight, give direct sunlight at least twice a month.

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Ficus Elastica Decora Rubra

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

References

  • https://www.houseplantsexpert.com/rubber-plant.html
  • https://myfolia.com/plants/1123-rubber-tree-ficus-elastica/varieties/3318-black-prince

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