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Ficus elastica/Rubber Plant

Ficus elastica / Ficus elastica
A single leaf and green fruit
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A single leaf and green fruit

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Scientific Name: Ficus elastica
Common Name: Rubber Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: The most commonly grown ficus in home interiors. This tropical needs more natural light than most people can provide indoors. Consequently, there is a lot of leaf drop from this interior plant. Flowers and fruit are not of any ornamental significance. No serious insect or disease pests.