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About Ficus Robusta
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! 🌉
Ficus elastica 'Robusta'
Also known as
Rubber Fig, Rubber Bush, Rubber Tree and Rubber Plant
How to care for Ficus Robusta
Ficus Robusta needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Ficus Robusta love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Ficus Robusta does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Robusta after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.