Rubber Tree, Rubber Plant, Ficus elastica
It is an evergreen perennial growing to 25cm tall and broad, with cupped leathery leaves and narrow spikes of white flowers.
|1||Rubber Tree, Rubber Plant, Ficus elastica (Robusta) – Plant|
|2||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
These tropical plants generally have thick stems and fleshy, variegated leaves. Flowers are yellow or brown cone-shaped spikes. Gardeners value this small, compact plant for its thick, waxy foliage, ornamental flowers, and ease of care.
In warm climates, the plant serves as an outdoor ground cover, although it rarely reaches over 12 inches in height.
|Common Name||Blunt Leaf Peperomia, Ficus robusta, Baby Rubber Plant, Peperomia obtusifolia|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 5 ft|
|Bloom Time||Not defined|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
Extremely dry soil causes baby rubber plants to drop its leaves, while consistently wet soil may cause root or stem rot.
Water only when the soil becomes dry, usually about once every 10 to 14 days for indoor plants and once every week for outdoor plants.
As a general rule, baby rubber plants prefer to remain slightly pot-bound when grown indoors.
The plant requires re-potting only once every three or four years.
Rubber Tree Care
Cut below the thinner parts, just above the thick part of the branches. Cut right above leaf nodes. Try to prune the overall size of the plant. Everywhere you prune, new branches will spring up. This Ficus can keep under the indoor condition where the direct sunlight is available. Apply liquid fertilizer on a monthly basis between spring and summer.
|Sunlight||Full to partial sunlight|
|Soil||Place in a light, well-drained compost.|
|Temperature||25-35 degree C|
|Fertilizer||Apply liquid fertilizer.|
Rubber Tree Special Feature
Rubber Tree Uses
- Ficus is used for the ornamental plant
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