Ficus Elastica or the Indian Rubber plant is native to tropical rainforests of South-east Asian and South American region. In their native environments they can grow as big as 50-100 feet high as trees. Early Aztecs waterproofed their clothing and made their own shoes from the sap of this plant and in some regions it is still used in the modern process of making rubber.
These plants make for a great houseplant and do well in bright rooms. They are tolerant of dry environments, but are a bit finicky about sudden temperature changes.
We ship two different varieties depending on availability - Elastica Burgundy with deep red colored leaves and the other is Elastica Robusta with Green leaves.
Care and Maintenance
Keep them in a bright room with indirect sunlight. Let the soil dry-out fully before watering as this plant doesn't like to sit in wet soil. Wipe the leaves once in a while to keep the waxy thick surface looking lustrous!
This plant is not safe for pets.