Ficus elastica

$45.00

The Ficus elastica aka rubber plant can grow up to 100 feet tall. Not to worry, as an indoor plant it usually caps off at around 8 feet. The ficus is loved for its attractive, ovular foliage setting a unique tone with its moody maroon-green color. Remarkably adaptable and easy to care for, Ficus elastica makes an excellent large statement plant that doesn’t demand a plant pro’s attention to stay alive

Origin

Ficus elastica is a tree native to southern Asia.

Sun

Ficus elastica prefers plenty of bright, indirect light or dappled sun. Too much direct sunlight will burn the leaves, but low-light conditions could lead to leaf drop. An ideal spot is right in front of an east-facing window or a few feet back from a south or west-facing window.

Water

Water your rubber plant when the soil starts to dry out. Feel the soil down to about two inches and if it feels like a wrung out sponge, it’s safe to water. If leaves high up on the plant start to drop, dial back on watering. Water less often during the winter, as the soil will dry out slower.

Tula's Tip

When in doubt, don't water. The easiest way to kill a ficus is over watering. They an withstand a bit of dorught just be sure to water thoroughly if dry. Fertilize: In Spring and summer, fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer.

Size

10" wide Nursery pot and about 4ft tall. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape.

 

 

Delivery Method

NYC delivery and local pickup only.