Ficus // Elastica

Commonly known as: rubber tree, rubber plant

The rubber plant is known for its thick, shiny leaves and impressive aerial roots. When planted in its natural habitat, the rubber tree can actually reach over 50 feet tall!

When you dream about having an indoor tree, you are probably thinking about a ficus or a fig tree. Common varieties of these plants have been cultivated since ancient times for their fruits, and they also have a lot of cultural importance as objects of worship.

Keep them in bright rooms. Most varieties can handle some direct sun.

Keep the soil slightly moist. Water when the top soil feels dry.

Care level
This plant needs some care

Not safe for pets


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