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Ficus Elastica zulu shield, Rubber Plant Ruby, Ficus Ruby (Pink) - Plant

Rubber Plant is a bold evergreen that gets its name from the sticky sap that dries into a low-quality rubber.


With this purchase you will get:

Ficus Elastica zulu shield, Rubber Plant Ruby, Ficus Ruby (Pink) Plant
5 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Ficus Elastica zulu shield, Rubber Plant Ruby, Ficus Ruby (Pink)

Plant height: 8 - 14 inches
Plant spread: 4 - 8 inches

The rubber plant or Ficus ruby pink is a popular ornamental plant from the Ficus genus. In its natural habitat it grows over 30 metres tall, however, the varieties grown indoors are a much more manageable height.

Common name(s): Ficus elastica zulu shield,Rubber Plant Ruby, Ficus Ruby Pink
Flower colours: -
Bloom time: Rarely flowers
Max reachable height: 1.5 to 3 m
Difficulty to grow: Easy

Planting and care

Bright light required. Plants can take direct sunlight too. But do not place plants from low light to direct sunlight - they will get scorched. Move them gradually.

Sunlight: Partial sun, Requires shade
Soil: Loamy soil
Water: Low
Temperature: 20 to 40 degrees C
Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer. Feed once a month spring through summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.

Caring for Ficus Elastica zulu shield

  • Planted in warm areas of the world for fruit, shade, and ornamentals.
  • Use sharp pruning shears to avoid tearing the stems.
  • Water regularly to keep it healthy.
  • Watch for sooty mold. You can remove it by simply wiping off the affected leaves with mild soapy water.



Typical uses of Ficus Elastica zulu shield

Special features: The rubber plant is all about having a small tree indoors with broad shiny attractive leaves.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: Used for decorations in homes, shops and offices. Good to keep inside homes and terraces.

Medicinal use: NA