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Ficus elastica Robusta

Description

Ficus Elastica is a popular, easy-care rubber plant that suits most homes and requires little attention. It’s an ideal beginner’s plant that won’t wilt or die if you head off on holiday for a few weeks.

Ficus Elastic suits an office desk brightens a bookcase and brings some interest into the bedroom. Ficus suits every room in the house and enjoys bright light, but be careful not to place it in direct sunlight or it’ll burn.

Plant your babies up in free-draining soil and only water when the soil is dry down to a few centimetres. Wipe the leaves down if they get dusty and that’s it. Yes, really! If you need any more help read our blog.

If you notice the colours turn insipid, it needs a bit more light. Put it closer to a window and it’ll be back to full glory in no time.

Quick Facts

  • What to use me for: I’m an ideal houseplant that brings impact to a gloomy corner
  • I grow to: I’ll reach several metres if my roots aren’t constrained. 
  • Where to place me:  Bright, indirect light will keep me glowing
  • Soil Conditions:  Well-drained soil, please.

*Please note if planted in the natural ground these plants grow very large and have invasive roots so we recommend keeping it in a pot. 

Our plants are beautifully grown, mature tube stock with well-developed roots. They are guaranteed sun-hardened, can be planted directly into the ground and are excellent performers for your garden.

We carefully package your plants into a customised box to ensure safe transport, healthy plants and delivery to your door.

Please take care when choosing your plants. Some plants are poisonous and individuals may be more sensitive or react differently

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Our growing philosophy isn't rocket science. We simply hold our plants back longer, which means the root systems can establish. That means a better plant for you that's ground ready, achieving faster grow times.

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