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
Plant identification and care by AmaliaIR Jul 14, 2019 9:31 AM 1
Brown spots by WitchesGarden Jul 6, 2019 1:04 PM 2
Ficus Elastica (Tineke )- Possible Overwatering by jyellow Jul 1, 2019 4:56 PM 1
Ficus Natalensis "Malay Gold" care tips? Small rooted cutting- leaf drop - Help by Rouxde Jun 22, 2019 7:50 AM 3
Indoor plant pest and diseases by LaurenF Jun 20, 2019 1:08 PM 9
What is this plant, please? by Moondog Jun 1, 2019 11:33 PM 9
Fiddle leaf Fig - newbie by Ali1988 May 15, 2019 5:18 PM 3
Overwatered Rubber Tree by greenxi Apr 15, 2019 3:15 PM 12
Dying houseplant by Christyli Apr 3, 2019 11:42 AM 2
What sort of plant??? by Mady Mar 25, 2019 7:01 AM 7

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