Ficus elastica, also known as Rubber Plant or Rubber Fig, coined after their sap, which can be used to make rubber. It is a popular houseplant due to its beautiful glossy leaves and larger-than-life appearance.
Sunlight: Partial Sunlight, Full sunlight and Full shade
Water: Ficus elastica should be thoroughly watered by soaking or drenching the entire root system with water when the top 1 inch of soil is dry. Leaves can be wiped to keep them glossy.
Fertiliser: Keep plant in top form by feeding the plants every few weeks with a dilute solution of liquid fertiliser or sprinkling solid fertiliser over the soil.
Plant size: Approx. 130cm (vary in sizes)
Rootball size: 36cmØ x 32mH
Pot type: Brown landscape pot with drainage hole
*Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size and arrangement may differ from photo.
*Kindly take note when you're purchasing matching pot, the diameter has to be larger than the rootball size.
Soil for Ficus elastica
Ficus elastica should be grown in fertilised potting mix. Make or buy a fertilised mix which consist of coco peat moss or coconut fibre (coir), vermiculite or perlite, compost and other ingredients. A lightweight soil for Ficus elastica needs to provide good drainage, hold moisture, and give roots room to grow.
All plants depend on light for their survival, and making sure your Ficus elastica get the right amount of light is key to keeping them happy. For both indoor and outdoor containers, group plants with similar light requirements. Don't mix shade lovers with sun lovers in a single pot; one or both of them will be unhappy, depending on where you place the pot.