Ficus Elastica are a stunning and easy going houseplant to have, once you nail their care! These will need bright indirect light and should be allowed to mostly dry out between waterings.
Pot size: 12cm
Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition.
|Bright indirect light - can tolerate some direct morning or afternoon sun.
||Winter sun isn't as strong to they can handle a little more direct light.|
|Water when the soil is almost completely dry.
||Cut back on watering in the winter months.|
|Can tolerate average household temperatures and humidity.
||Try to avoid any drastic changes in temperature - keep away from cold draughts and central heating.|
|Feed once every couple of weeks throughout the growing season.||Do not feed in Autumn and Winter unless the plants is still actively growing.|
Common Name: Ruby Rubber Plant
Scientific Name: Ficus elatica 'Belize'
Toxicity: Toxic to humans and animals.
Soil: Standard potting soil mixed with perlite, or equivalent, for good drainage.
Repotting: It's best to repot at the beginning of Spring when the plant has become rootbound - once every two years or so.
Propagation: These aren't really suitable for propagation.
Common problems: Leaf drop can occur when the plant is over watered or doesn't receive enough light.
Care Tips: Wipe the leaves off every now and then - this will help your plant breathe and keep pests at bay!
Fun Fact: These plants produce a milky latex sap that is used in manufacturing of rubber products all over the world - hence the name!
Other varieties: Tineke, Fiddle Leaf, Benjamina
Please note these are general guidelines based on our experience with these plants - care should be altered based on individual home environments.