Ficus Robusta/Tineke 17cm

SKU: 541208
£13.95

Product Description

Do you want an easy care indoor tree that grows tall & has large, glossy leaves? Well look no further. These Ficus elastica (Rubber Plant, Rubber Tree) are easy-care and will bring that extra dimensions into your room.

  • One of the most common plants and with lovely, huge leaves.

  • An easy care plant: overwatering is the biggest problem.

  • Available in more colours

  • Possibility for pruning back: instead of 1 upgrowing plant you will create a branched plant.

Product Details

Material
Plant
Feeding instructions
Feed during spring and summer with a diluted liquid fertilizer every two weeks.
Sold in store as mixed variety code
Yes
Effect and finish
None
Capacity
3 liters
Also available in
Many potsizes and also other elastica varieties like Abidjan, Belize….
Diameter
30-40cm
Annual
No
Additional information
Once the rubber plant has grown to the height you want it to grow up to, you can cut the top off. You may also want to prune back any unwanted branches to give the plant a fuller shape. It's best to prune in spring or summer but any other time will be fine.
Colour of flower
None
Dimensions
H 60 - 65cm x W 30-40cm
Care instructions
Rubber trees are finicky when it comes to change, so be sure to pick a spot to place it and don’t move it. This is especially true when it comes to fluctuations in temperature or air flow.
Colour of foliage
Green and yellow coloured
Perennial
Yes
Planting instructions
The container for your rubber tree should be large enough to grow a 4-foot tall tree. Make sure there are drainage holes in the bottom, otherwise you risk root rot.Place a layer of small 1-inch rocks in the bottom to aid in drainage. Add equal parts of peat moss, sand, and garden loam. This will avoid the wet, soggy conditions that rubber trees despise. The soil will drain quickly enough for the rubber tree to feel right at home.
Rate of growth
Quick
Soil type
Peat moss-based potting mix.
Watering instructions
Keep soil evenly moist. Use a pot with a drainage hole, water thoroughly, then empty drainage tray. Be careful not to overwater, which will cause root rot. Drooping yellow leaves are a symptom of overwatering.
Latin name
Ficus elastica 'Robusta'and Ficus elastica 'Tineke'
Eventual height
60-65cm
Eventual width
30-40cm
Includes
Nothing
Scent
Unscented
Safety information
Its milky white sap contains latex, which was originally used to make rubber. Because this sap is poisonous to people and pets, rubber plant is best put out of reach of children
Pot size
17cm
Room temperature
Normal room temperatures 65-75°F/18-24°C. Rubber plant will tolerate a minimum of 50°F/10°C in winter.
Room position
Rubber trees do not require much light, but flourish in bright, indirect light. Many people put their rubber trees near a window where the light is filtered through a pair of sheer curtains.

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