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Ficus Robusta or Rubber Tree

Ficus elastica decora 'Robusta'

Type: Tropical

The Ficus elastica species is a native of India.   They are also known as a Rubber Plant.  Rubber trees  have become a very popular and attractive indoor plant. Ficus Robusta has very large deep green leaves, often 10" long and 5" wide. Robusta is a variety of this species, which has been bred as a much lower growing and compact house plant.  As an indoor plant it needs to be placed where there is strong light and the soil needs to be kept moist. Most plants are sold when between 1' and 3' in height, and can grow to a height of about 20' if allowed to do so.

 

Characteristics & Attributes for Ficus elastica decora 'Robusta'

Attributes
Focal Point
House Plant
Great Foliage
Foliage Color
Green
Dark Green
Red
Burgundy
Habit
Upright
Soil Moisture
Average Water