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leafjoy™ Chroma™ Robusta Rubber Plant

Ficus elastica 


In a 17cm/6.7" grower pot.


FEATURES
The classic Ficus elastica 'Robusta' is a staple in any houseplant collection. This tree is often abused indoors and kept in conditions that are much too dim. The truth is that these plants need bright light to thrive. In nature they can reach giant proportions. Under good care, don't be surprised when your plant reaches your ceiling and you'll have to prune it back. The dark green, glossy foliage is a delight!
Adaptable As Houseplant
Foliage Interest
Harmful To: Pets


CHARACTERISTICS
Plant Type:  Houseplant
 
Height Category:  Tall
 
Height:  48 - 120 Inches
 
Foliage Colors:  Green
 
Foliage Shade:  Glossy, dark green
 
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 to High
Container Soil Type:  Indoor Potting Mix
Needs Good Drainage
Uses:  Bright Spaces and desktops

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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