Rubber Tree, Rubber Plant, Ficus elastica (Shivereana) – Plant
Selling size:well rooted plant mentioned in the last picture
The rubber plant (Ficus elastica) is a popular ornamental plant from the Ficus genus.
What makes it special:
Air purifier plant
Easy to grow.
Classy plant for interior look.
SrItem name1Rubber Tree, Rubber Plant, Ficus elastica (Shivereana) – Plant25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
The Ficus elastica shivereana is a classy rare and unique variety of the ficus family. The foliage is light green with pinky-orange flecks. These tropical plants generally have thick stems and fleshy, variegated leaves.
Plant Height10 inch (25 cm)Plant Spread5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common NameIndia rubber tree.Maximum Reachable HeightUp to 2.4 meters.Flower ColourInconspicuous.Bloom TimeRarely flowers indoors.Difficulty LevelEasy to grow.
Planting And Care
Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.
Keep the plant indirect bright sunlight.
Place the ficus near a window in a room that gets bright morning sunlight.
The soil should be well drained and fertile for growing ficus plant.
Water the plant when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
Do not overwater the plant.
Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
Application of Fertilizer
During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
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 and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.
Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
Do not apply water on plant leaves.
Do not overwater the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
Rubber Tree 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:
SunlightIndirect bright light.WateringModerately.SoilNutrient-rich and Well-drained soil.Temperature25-35 Degree Celcius.FertilizerApply organic fertilizers.
Rubber Tree Special Feature
The classy rare and unique variety.
Rubber Tree Uses
Light green with pink to orange speckles Broadleaf