How to grow Ficus elastica

Ficus elastica growing tree of the genus Ficus also known as Rubber tree Ficus elastic, perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant and also as indoor plant as bonsai, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves color green some varieties can be green and white, green and red or green and yellow.

Ficus elastica flower

Flower color green in oval shape like fig.

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How to grow Ficus elastica growing and care:

Better with humidity

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but recommend

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive, invasive

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Spider mites, Aphids

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Prune for design

Size of the plant?
10-40 m (30-12 feet), can grow as indoor plant in planter as small tree also bonsai

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / early summer

General information about the flower
Green in oval shape like fig flower

Scientific name:

Ficus elastica

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