Plant Care Ficus Decora

Ficus Decora

4.5 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Ficus Decora has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Ficus Decora has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Ficus Decora

Ficus elastica, more commonly known as the rubber tree, has a white, milky latex that is a source of natural rubber. They’ve also been shown to have excellent antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. The aerial roots of the rubber tree have been used to create incredible living bridges in India. The bridges get stronger over time as the roots slowly fuse together, and some are over a hundred years old! 🌉

Taxonomy

Ficus elastica 'Decora'
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

Also known as

Indian Rubber Plant

How to care for Ficus Decora

Water

How often to water your Ficus Decora

Water needs for Ficus Decora
0.5 cups
every 9

Ficus Decora needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Ficus Decora

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Ficus Decora in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ficus Decora: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ficus Decora love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Ficus Decora does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Ficus Decora in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Ficus Decora

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ficus Decora: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Ficus Decora after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Humidity
Soil
Fertilizer
Dormancy
Native Region
Propagation

Care Summary for Ficus Decora

Ficus Decora

Ficus Decora


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Ficus Decora has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Ficus Decora has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Ficus Decora has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Ficus Decora has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Allie avatar
@Allie
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 1,895 XP
globe Simcoe, Ontario
06/04/2021

Cute little vera gated plant. Looks awesome and takes very little care

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

Trending in your area

Similar to Ficus Decora

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in