Ficus elastica

Botanical Name: Ficus elastica

Phonetic: Figh-kus EE-lass-tih-kuh

Common Name(s): Rubber Tree

Family: Moraceae
Origin: Eastern Himalayas, Assam, Burma, Malay peninsula, Sumatra, Java
Plant Type: Broadleaf tree/shrub
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Dark green, thick, leathery, pink to purplish stipules
Fall Color: –
Texture: Coarse
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Rarely flowers indoors
Flower Color(s): Insignificant

Exposure: Part shade, bright indoor light
USDA: 10-12
Growth Rate: Medium to fast              
Height: 50-100 Feet
Spread: 50-100 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, scale, aphids, mealybugs, thrips, spider mites
Soil: Soil-based potting mix, reduce moisture during fall and winter

Features: Produces milky sap
Uses: Houseplant, ornamental tree in tropics

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