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Rubber Tree

Medium to Bright Light

The Rubber Tree is a characterized by its glossy burgundy leaves. It comes in a 4" tall by 4" wide plastic nursery pot. They do well in medium light, watered weekly. Its latex sap was once used in rubber production!

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We guarantee our plants up to a year from purchase date.

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Plant Care

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    • Medium to Bright
    • Prefers medium indirect light to dappled sun.
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    • Direct to Indirect
    • Full sun ideal.
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    • About every 1-2 weeks
    • Allow potting mix to dry out completely between waterings.
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    • Any!
    • Don't sweat it. Any humidity level will do.
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Plant Origins

Indochina, through Southeast Asia to Indonesia

Plant Bio

Ficus elastica is a species of evergreen tropical tree belonging to the fig family, Moraceae. Due to the amount of isoprene it produces, its latex sap was once used to make rubber before synthetics and other natural alternatives became available. In addition to being useful for rubber, in India, the Ficus elastica roots are used to make living bridges! A rotting tree trunk is put across a river, and the roots are guided along the trunk, grow to the other side, and thicken, to complete the bridge. The bridge, being alive and flexible, resists wind and flooding.

Burgundy is the new black.

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