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Rubber plant

Ficus elastica

India rubber fig, India rubber plant, Snake tree, India rubber tree, Assam rubber, Caoutchouc

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This tender evergreen tree has glossy, leathery, oval, dark green leaves that are often flushed red. n large, On mature trees grown in open conditions oblong, yellow oblong fruit can be produced.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Layering
Propagate by air layering.

Geography

Origin
E Himalaya to N Malaysia

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Moraceae
Flower colour
Green
Scent
None

Problems

can be attacked by mealybugs, red spider mite (box & other) Scale insects & thrips.

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