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Black Rubber, Ficus elastica, Burgundy (Big)

429.00

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Selling size: Well rooted plant | Pot Included

Description

The rubber plant is a popular ornamental foliage plant to enhance the beauty of your indoor and outdoor spaces.

Rubber plant is evergreen tropical plant in Moraceae family. Rubber plant have thick multiple trunks, and a spreading, irregular canopy with thick, glossy evergreen simple eliptic leaves.

Plant Specifications

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

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%

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.

For re-potting procedure

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.

Rubber Tree Care

 

  • Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
Sunlight
  • At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
Watering
  • Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
Soil
  • Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
Temperature
  • Day temperature: 15 to 18 degree Celsius
  • Night Temperature: 25-degree celsius
Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.

Rubber Tree Uses

Ornamental Use:

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

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