General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
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
Plant Height: 30 to 100 feet high outside in the tropics
Plant Spread: 30 to 50 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: Small, oval yellowish-green figs.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Shade Tree
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

Common names
  • Rubber Plant
  • Rubber Tree
  • Decora Tree

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  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 21, 2022 8:36 AM concerning plant:
    I've always looked upon this tree as being one of the most common and well-known houseplants here in the northern USA, and it still is. However, it is native to much of southern tropical Asia where it can grow to be a big tree to 100 feet high with a big trunk with high buttresses. It is known as having an aggressive root system as a big outdoor tree. I saw several outdoor trees in a park in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea in southern Florida, where they were shade trees about 30 to 40 feet high.
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