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Rubber Plant (Variegated) – Ficus Elastica
Botanical name:- Rubber Plant.
|Scientific name||Ficus Elastica|
|Common name||Rubber Plant|
|Temperature requirement||25-35 °C|
|Light||Bright indirect light|
|Watering||Water everyday and keep moist|
|Pet friendliness||Toxic to pets and humans|
|Maximum Plant height||Up to 3m|
|Potting mix||Potting soil / Red soil / Manure / Perlite|
|Pot requirement||Good drainage and repot every 1-2 years|
|Nutrition||Apply manure for first 15 days and npk for next 15 days|
|Pruning/training||Remove dead and diseased leaves with sterile shears|
|Description||The bark of a young plant has a brown, dark color, but acquires a grey tint with white stripes as it grows. Ficus amstel king leaves are long, elongated, leathery and glossy, somewhat curved along the middle vein, which is most pronounced on the back of the leaf plate. This evergreen plant bears dark green, shiny leaves. They are lanceolate. Already the red shoots are very beautiful to look at. The leaf may be as long as 30 cm, and as wide as 6 cm. Petiole grows to 4 cm.Lighting: this kind of ficus likes bright places, but without direct sunlight. Lack of lighting can slow down growth and deform the crown.Watering: the summer period is characterized by abundant watering of the plant, but you should take care not to fill it. Before each watering, the top layer of soil should dry a little.Air humidity: ensure high humidity: you should regularly spray the plants with soft, lime free water and rubbing leaves with a wet sponge. Pruning: with the appropriate pruning measures, the narrow-leaved rubber tree ‘amstel king’ can be kept in shape.|
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