Plant Care Ficus elastica 'Shivereana'

Ficus elastica 'Shivereana'

Reviewed by: | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

About Ficus elastica 'Shivereana'

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 'Shivereana'
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

Also known as

Splashy Rubber Tree

How to care for Ficus elastica 'Shivereana'

Water

How often to water your Ficus elastica 'Shivereana'

Water needs for Ficus elastica 'Shivereana'
0.5 cups
every 9

Ficus elastica 'Shivereana' 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 elastica 'Shivereana'

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.

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Finding light for Ficus elastica 'Shivereana' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ficus elastica 'Shivereana': 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ficus elastica 'Shivereana' love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Ficus elastica 'Shivereana' does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Ficus elastica 'Shivereana'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ficus elastica 'Shivereana': 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 elastica 'Shivereana' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Ficus elastica 'Shivereana'

Ficus elastica 'Shivereana'

Ficus elastica 'Shivereana'


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.

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