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leafjoy™ Chroma™ Belize Rubber Plant

Ficus elastica

In a 12cm/4.7 inch  or 17cm/6.7 inch grower pot


FEATURES
This stunning Rubber Plant has beautifully variegated leaves that are glossy green, and flushed with pink and cream variegation.
Adaptable As Houseplant
Foliage Interest
Harmful To: Pets


CHARACTERISTICS
Plant Type:  Houseplant
 
Height Category:  Tall
 
Height:  48 - 120 Inches
 
Foliage Colors:  Multicolored
 
Foliage Shade:  Green flushed with pink and cream
 
Habit:  Upright
 
Container Role:  Thriller


PLANT NEEDS
Light Requirement:  High to Medium
Maintenance Category:  Moderate
Preferred Temperature:  60 - 85 °F
Water Category:  Average
Humidity Preference:  Medium/High
Container Soil Type:  Indoor Potting Mix
Needs Good Drainage
Uses:  Bright Spaces and desktops

Uses Notes:  Not for human or animal consumption.

Maintenance Notes: 
For optimal performance, keep at 60-85°F (15-29°C).
Protect furniture when watering.
Feed once per month at half strength when plant is actively growing.
If you would like a bushier plant, prune your plant to promote branching.  The plant exudes a white, milky sap when pruned or broken, so if your skin comes in contact with it, wash your hands immediately.
These are NOT low light plants and need to be right in front of a window for best results.  Some direct sun is beneficial (east or west window) and they can even grow in your sunniest window.  
Allow the top 2-3 inches of soil to dry out before watering again.  
Use a well-draining potting mix.  Adding perlite and orchid bark will improve drainage.
Never allow to sit in standing water. 
As with any Ficus, avoid any drafty areas and avoid placing near cooling and heating vents or the plant may drop its leaves.  
The broad leaves will get very dusty, so use a duster to clean the leaves, wipe with a damp sponge, or rinse the leaves off.

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