Rubber Plant
Ficus elastica 'Robusta'
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Green plant fertilizer (e.g. N14-P6-K8).
Mist requirements Mist every 7 days
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 5.6 - 6.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity irritant

Origin

Climate tropical rainforest

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Names

Other common names Rubber Fig, Rubber Bush, Indian Rubber Bush
Family Moraceae
Other scientific names Ficus decora

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • green
Leaf color
  • green
Fruit color
  • yellow