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Ficus Elastica, Rubber Plant (Small) - Plant

The rubber plant (Ficus elastica) is a popular ornamental plant from the Ficus genus.

₹200.00
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This Product Contains

SrNo Item name
1 Ficus Elastica, Rubber Plant (Small) - Plant
2 4 inch (10 cm) Nursery Pot as Inner
3 4.5 inch (11 cm) Ronda No. 1110 Round Plastic Planter (Yellow)

About Ficus Elastica

These tropical plants generally have thick stems and fleshy, variegated leaves. Gardeners value this small, compact plant for its thick, waxy foliage, ornamental flowers and ease of care. It has broad shiny oval leaves. Leaf size is the largest in young plants.

 

The leaves develop inside a reddish sheath at the tip of branches, which looks very attractive. The tree can yield a milky white latex, which has been used to make rubber.

 

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 8 inch (20 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Indian Rubber Bush, Ficus decora, India Rubber Tree, Rubber Plant
Maximum Reachable Height 20 to 40 m
Flower Colour Inconspicuous
Bloom Time Rarely flowers indoors
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care



Sunlight:

 

  • Place the ficus near a window in a room that gets bright morning sunlight.
  • Turn the plant occasionally so all the growth does not occur on one side.


Soil:

  • Use nutrient rich, well drained, well aereted, and porous potting mix.


Watering:

  • Water a plant when the topsoil in pot (5 to 8 cm) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
  • Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10 am.


Application of Fertilizer:

  • Apply fertilize a plant mostly in the spring and early monsoon season.
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots to the plant can easily uptake the nutrients and moisture.


Re-potting:

  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days then move the plant to its required light condition.




Plant Protection:

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

 

 

Ficus Elastica Care

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

 

  • Allow your plants to settle to your location first after receiving it.
  • Do not overwater them suddenly.
  • Check the moisture in the soil. If it is too dry then apply water gently.
  • Keep the plant in indirect bright light. Gradually move it to more bright location.
  • Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.


Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

 

 

Sunlight Indirect sunlight or bright light
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature
  • Day temperature: 15 to 18 degree Celsius
  • Night Temperature: 25-degree celsius
Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizers

Ficus Elastica Special Feature

The leaves of the Rubber Tree are glossy, oval-shaped and dark green making it a perfect ornamental plant for interior decoration.

Ficus Elastica Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The shiny glossy leaves look great and give a classy look to your interior space