The Rubber is paired with our August Planter, a ceramic pot measuring 4.5" tall and 5" wide. Your plant height may vary slightly. It comes potted in our potting mix to increase plant health, longevity, and growth. The August features drainage holes and saucer. It is named after Augusto Weberbauer (1871–1948), a German botanist that began his career studying Peruvian seagrass.
Small: 4.5 H in. x 5 W in.Size Guide
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The Sill Plant Promise
We guarantee our plants up to a year from purchase date.
Thrives in medium to bright indirect light.
Allow potting mix to dry out completely between waterings.
Don't sweat it. Any humidity level will do.
Origin: Indochina, through Southeast Asia to Indonesia
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.