The Ficus Elastica Robusta is Part of the fig family, this is a hardy, fast growing houseplant that can fill space quickly. This plant has broad dark green, glossy foliage, originating from Southeast Asia.
Neediness: relatively easy to care for and forgiving of non-intentional neglect, however it's large waxy leaves need occasional dusting with a damp cloth and avoid overwatering.
Watering: Water weekly throughout the warmer months but only if the soil is dry to touch - get it wrong and this plant will let you know by dropping its leaves. Water less frequently during the cooler months.
Ideal location: bedrooms, living rooms, corridors and studies
Rate of growth: fast growing, in the right conditions. You can expect a height of 3m for a well-cared (and not regularly pruned) Ficus Elastica Robusta. Constant pruning will help encourage new growth off the sides of the central stem.
Temperature: keep at normal room temperature, avoid cold draughts and sudden changes in temperature. Do not allow the temperature to drop below 12°C during the winter months.
Pets: this plant is toxic to cats and dogs. Particularly if your pet is prone to nibbling.
(Does not include decorative pot.)
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Your plant's pot should have holes in the bottom so it is able to drain water easily.
If reusing a pot that had other plants in it, it is recommended you wash the pot, killing any mould or bacteria.
Do not over water your plant as the roots will rot.
Most plants need to be kept by a good source of natural light.
You should fertilise your plant every two months. You can use all purpose fertiliser.
Any dead or fallen leaves should be removed to prevent bacteria and mould. Dead branches should also be removed.
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