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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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VelveteenVine On August 28, 2018 Potted up
Placed plant in its own pot with new soil
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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
ficus sighting by hlutzow Jul 28, 2021 11:26 PM 6
Gray Star (Ctenanthe Setosa) leaf damage by lextravagance Jul 24, 2021 7:53 AM 0
Possible Sygonium root rot? by albaamahe Jul 14, 2021 8:10 AM 4
Question About Roots by ohernan6 Jul 14, 2021 7:44 AM 6
Rubber plant leaves drooping by MsSA Jul 7, 2021 2:44 AM 10
Repotting -- root bound by lnapoliello Jun 30, 2021 11:33 AM 2
How to save my 3 houseplants from possible fluoride toxicity? by Bugblender Jun 21, 2021 10:33 AM 7
Wrinkly ficus elastica leaves? Leaf curling? Yellowing? by chlc95 Jun 17, 2021 4:57 AM 5
Rubber Tree leaf starting to droop by swilce May 20, 2021 7:20 AM 6
What's wrong with my ficus elastica? by EocBxl May 16, 2021 6:00 AM 2

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