Ficus elastica, also known as Rubber Plant, 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
Water: Wipe off the leaves of your rubber tree houseplant with a damp cloth or spritz it with water. Also keep it moist.
Fertiliser: Keep plant in top form by feeding the plants every few weeks with a dilute solution of liquid fertilizer.
Plant size: approx 50cm to 60cm (vary in sizes)
Rootball size: ø 26cm x H 16cm
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 Potted Plants
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 potted plants needs to provide good drainage, hold moisture, and give roots room to grow.
Ficus elastica depend on light for their survival, and making sure your potted plants 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.