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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: Small, oval yellowish-green figs.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Wasps
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Care of F. elastica by eclayne Jul 26, 2017 10:39 AM 0
What's up with my ficus elastica? by ccassano May 1, 2021 10:47 PM 5
Plant diseases or not? by pippilongstocking Apr 16, 2021 3:34 PM 5
What plant is this? by td731 Apr 12, 2021 6:28 PM 8
Rubber plant growth by Sbendahan Apr 21, 2021 8:40 AM 3
Some plants today by purpleinopp Apr 12, 2021 10:58 AM 18
Brown spots on my Ficus Elastica by Turboklaus Mar 7, 2021 1:31 PM 3
Please help I don't know what's wrong with my tineke. by Iluvplantss Feb 19, 2021 3:45 PM 2
What is this houseplant? by bellabecca Feb 15, 2021 1:44 PM 1
Ficus Elastica Ruby: New Leaf Curl by lindzval Feb 8, 2021 4:05 PM 2
Ficus elastica leaves brown at the edges and falling - please help! by ali87 Feb 9, 2021 8:29 PM 7

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