Ficus Elastica Robusta
Pot: 17cm Height: 60cm
Light: Ficus prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate some light shade. Direct sunlight may scorch the leaves.
Water: Water when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil lightly moist at all times, but do not over water as this will cause leaf drop.
Temperature: Ideal temperatures are 16-24°C. Avoid cold draughts.
Humidity: No specific requirements, although the occasional misting wouldn't go amiss.
Feed: Apply a weak dose of a fertilizer once or twice a month during the growing season.
Care tips: Insufficient light or incorrect watering can trigger leaf drop. Adjust as necessary and your plant should quickly recover. Trim to maintain shape, but be aware that sticky latex will ooze from the ends of the cut stems. This can be an irritant, therefore wash your hands if any comes into contact with your skin.
Air Purifying: This plant filters airborne toxins and is part of our clean air plant collection.
Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate indoor height 2m. Moderate to fast growing depending upon conditions.
Toxicity: Considered poisonous due to the latex in the sap, therefore keep away from children and animals. Avoid this plant if you have a latex allergy. Contains allergens that may result in asthma symptoms.
Origin: South Asia and Australia.