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Ficus elastica (Rubber Plant, Rubber Tree)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 19085



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Urticales
Family: Moraceae
Genus: Ficus
Species: Ficus elastica
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • Houseplant
  • Ornamental
  • Perennial
  • Shrub
  • Tree
  • Tropical
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
  • 10a (to 35 F / 2 C)
  • 10b (to 40 F / 4 C)
  • 11 (Above 40 F / Above 4 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 20 to 40 feet (6 to 12 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 20 to 40 feet (6 to 12 m)
Flowering Start edit
  • Non-Flowering
Flowering End edit
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Dark
  • Purple
  • Variegated
Leaf Shape edit
  • Alternate
  • Elliptic
  • Ovate
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Suitable For edit
  • Centre Piece
  • Container/Patio
  • Greenhouse
  • Indoor
  • Low Maintenance Garden
  • Shade Garden
  • Tropical Garden
  • Xeriscaping
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
  • Acidic / Peaty
  • Alkaline / Chalky
  • Clay / Heavy
  • Loamy / Medium
  • Sandy / Light
  • Tolerant of Most Types
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Bloom Colour edit
Wildlife Value edit
  • Deer Resistant
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Stem Cutting
  • Layering - Air
  • Leaf Cuttings
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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Contributors For This Plant
  purpleinopp (8118)
FlowerFreak22 (9625)
cherylad (2487)
Netty (13946)
Frank (2698)
  Valkyrie (93)
kkluv155 (414)
  udoit2urself (492)
aythya-camellia (860)
Member8170 (486)
AgnesKS (43)


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 Ksnap's Garden
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  udoit2urself (492) wrote on Aug 21 2009
I really love this ficus, its leaves are deep and robust, with gorgeous dark colours. It compliments cut flower arrangements perfectly.

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Member8170 (486) wrote on Dec 11 2009
The milky white sap may cause irritation to people with sensitive skin.

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aythya-camellia (860) wrote on Nov 23 2009
It is pretty if not forgotten about, but in my experience it needs to be dusted regularly.

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AgnesKS (43) wrote on Feb 10 2010
Rating for this plant:
Rubber Trees have many uses and one of them is using their timber for furnitures. They're heavy and strong. My girlfriend bought me a dining set when I purchased a flat in Singapore. It is still in good condition after 8yrs.

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