Ficus elastica Robusta (rubber ficus,from Englishrubber tree)or alsorubber tree,which was formerly used to make rubber, comes from India. It is an evergreen tree-like plant that is characterized by its large and shiny leathery leaves. Ficuses are among the unpretentious, fast-growing indoor plants that contain latex - a white liquid. Ficuses can be shaped and thickened by pruning.
Difficulty:Advanced Cleans the air:Yes Pet Friendly:No Suitable for hydroponics:Yes Suitable for Kokedama:No
Approximate height of plant with pot: 110 cm Diameter of the flower pot : 27 cm
Every plant is different, just like us humans. Please allow for a possible deviation in appearance compared to the product photo.
The plant needs enough diffused light for healthy growth. Avoid direct sunlight, which could burn the leaves. The ideal site is the north and east side near the windows or the west side with fading weak sunlight.
Water regularly, but always wait for at least the top layer of the substrate to dry. Ficuses do not tolerate overflowing and standing in water. During the winter, water less and beware of cold water, rather use water at room temperature.
Overwatering and overwatering, root rot: Most often, you can recognize a ficus that has been overwatered by the fact that its leaves begin to fall, which can also turn yellow or develop brown spots. Draft: Ficuses are sensitive to temperature changes. You can tell that the plant has suffered a temperature shock by the leaves, which turn brown and fall off. Change of environment: Ficuses do not tolerate changes (e.g. habitat) well. Therefore, always think carefully about where and when you will move the ficus. The plant reacts to new, unsuitable conditions by shedding leaves. Burns of the leaves: Beware of direct light, which can burn the leaves of the plant, causing brown spots to form on them.