Ficus Elastica Robusta - Rubber Plant

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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: 19cm Length: 60cm Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition. Spring/Summer Autumn/Winter Bright indirect light - can tolerate some direct... Read more

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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: 19cm

Length: 60cm

Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition.

Spring/Summer Autumn/Winter
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:
 Rubber Plant

Scientific Name: Ficus elatica 'Robusta'

Family: Moraceae

Origin: Asia

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. 

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Ficus Elastica Robusta - Rubber Plant

£24.00