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Ficus Elastica Robusta is the well-known Indian rubber tree; until the 20th century, Ficus Elastica Robusta was an important source of rubber. Elastica Robusta is a member of the Ficus family and has more than 1000 different species that you cannot immediately tell belong to the same family. Most Ficus species are indigenous to tropical Asia.
Ficus Elastica Robusta has deep dark red leaves and a red plume at the top of the plant. Many people think that this is the flower of Ficus, but that is not true. Ficus develops its leaves from this plume.
Care & tips Ficus Elastica Robusta - 130cm
Ficus Elastica Robusta is not a difficult houseplant to look after. However, this houseplant is sensitive to new environments. If Ficus Elastica Robusta grows to one side, do not move the plant all at once but turn it a little bit every day. In case of major changes, the plant may drop its leaves. Spraying will benefit the leaves of Ficus. Dust and possible vermin will not get a chance this way.
Water requirements for Ficus Elastica Robusta - 130cm
You should always try to keep the soil of this houseplant slightly moist. In the beginning, give the plant small amounts of water several times. After a while, you will know approximately how much water the plant needs. The amount of water also depends on the location of the houseplant. If the houseplant is in a light location, it will need more water.
Light requirements Ficus Elastica Robusta - 130cm
Ficus Elastica Robusta on trunk loves the sun, so it prefers a light spot close to a window. This houseplant really needs the sunlight to develop. If the Elastica Robusta is placed in too dark a place, no new leaves will grow. Be careful during the summer months, when the direct sunlight can become too intense. Before this period, move the plant to a place with fewer hours of sunlight per day.
Is Ficus Elastica Robusta - 130cm poisonous?
The leaves of Elastica Robusta are poisonous to pets and children. Ingestion of the plant is strongly discouraged. The sap contained in the plant can cause skin irritations. So be careful with this plant if you have children or pets.
How will my Ficus Elastica Robusta - 130cm be delivered?
This Rubber tree will be delivered in a cultivation pot. All our houseplants are sent in specially designed shipping boxes. The unique interior of the boxes ensures that the houseplants are firmly positioned in the box and cannot move. Houseplants don't mind being in a dark box for a day. This way, we make sure that your green friends are delivered to your home in tip-top shape.