Rubber Tree (Ficus elastica)

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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 50' -100' or more
Plant Spread: 6'
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
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
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Care of F. elastica by eclayne Jul 26, 2017 10:39 AM 0
Need Help for identified Plants by Plantyoself Dec 9, 2018 1:56 AM 3
How do you water large houseplants? by mogumei Dec 3, 2018 5:33 AM 12
Rubber plant tip got chopped by leomatty067 Nov 27, 2018 7:06 PM 3
Did I kill it? by jrgillis Nov 19, 2018 9:34 AM 6
What is this brush, and how to kill roots? by bigpig Nov 1, 2018 5:35 PM 14
Tiny yellow spots on ficus elastica.. fungus? Bugs? Help! by Merrimanliz Sep 26, 2018 9:17 PM 4
Snuck up on me - over 15 years by JakeInNC Aug 21, 2018 10:36 AM 33
Looking for Banyan Tree aka Ficus Audrey (Ficus benghalensis 'Audrey') by SleepyWhippet Jul 1, 2018 9:17 AM 0
ficus brown new leaf - why? by linasju Nov 17, 2018 8:51 AM 4
Rubber tree leaf drooping by Lucypage Jun 8, 2018 5:40 AM 1

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