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Ficus elastica 'Robusta' (Rubber Plant)

Ficus elastica 'Robusta' (Rubber Plant)


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The rubber plant (Ficus elastica) is a popular ornamental plant from the Ficus genus. In itโ€™s natural habitat it grows over 30 metres tall, however, the varieties grown indoors are a much more manageable height.

For the indoor grower looking for a tree type plant species with attractive foliage which can grow to over 3m tall, this is an excellent choice.

  • Air purifier.
  • Highly resistant to pests.
  • High transpiration rate so a perfect humidifier.

Water plants regularly to keep the soil evenly moist to avoid a feast or famine approach. The frequency you need to water the plant will depend upon the room temperature. In summer it could be as often as once a week in summer and fortnightly in winter. Indoor Plants need light to create their energy and survive, so if a plant isnโ€™t getting enough light itโ€™ll exhibit some tell-tale signs; look out for pale growth and weak flowering. If your plant shows these signs move it to somewhere that has more light. Most indoor house plants originate from sub-tropical rainforests where humidity can be as high as 100%. To provide similar conditions, spray the foliage of plants with warm water regularly. Fertilisers help to keep the plant healthy by ensuring it gets the nutrients it needs. Newly purchased or recently re-potted plants should not be fed with fertiliser until they are a couple of months old as it can burn the roots because they are not well established.

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