RUDY [Rubber Plant]

Ficus elastica

R 139.00
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Each of our plants is lovingly looked after & carefully delivered. We're here to provide all the tips & advice you need to care for your plant after purchase. With us you'll harness those green fingers in no time.

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Rubber plants originate from southeast Asia, where they grow multiple stories high, draping the forest canopy with their glossy leaves. A non-fussy fast grower, the Rubber Plant is essential to any houseplant collection. The Ficus elastica is #4 on NASA's list of air-purifying plants.
Our Rubber Plants come in three colour options, all available in a 14cm grow pot.
 
Ficus Abidjan - Leaves of glossy black 
Ficus Tineke - Stunning creamy leaves with olive prints
Ficus Belize - Leaves & stem have a pink blush

Caring for your Rubber Plant

Light

Medium to bright. If the leaves become too big and start drooping they're getting too much light. If the plant becomes leggy (sticky), they're getting too little.

Water

Water weekly. Allow top layer of soil to dry out before watering. Rubber plants tolerate short dry spells and are not too worried about humidity.

Feeding

Fertilise 2-3 times in the summer with BonsaiBoost organic canola meal. If you don't want your Rubber Plant to grow too big too fast, reduce feeding.

Re-potting

You can re-pot every year to a bigger pot size until desired size is reached. Or keep them small. Even so, it's good to refresh their soil every year. 

Atrium Top Tip

Wipe those sultry leaves with a damp cloth to keep them shining and dust free. This also helps to keep aphids and mealy bugs away.

Quirky plant fact

The Ficus elastica produces a milky white latex that was formerly used to make rubber - hence it's name. Native to Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka.

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