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Golden evergreen colour for offices and homes, where it makes an easy-care houseplant; or for subtropical and tropical gardens where it grows to an impressive tree. Big glossy leaves.
Ficus elastica variegated - rubber plant, rubber figDESCRIPTION: Compact houseplant grown indoors; impressive tree when allowed to grow full-size. Large thick pointed oval leaves with a bright varied golden colour.
USE IN: Easycare indoor, container or tropical garden plant. Needs a sheltered frost-free spot.
CARE: Mulch and water with a seaweed based fertiliser on planting to reduce transplant shock, follow with regular watering until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Apply a slow release fertiliser twice yearly and protect from frost. container plants may need extra feed and a repot into fresh soil once a year. Leaves benefit from a seasonal wipe over or gentle shower if grown indoors, to keep them clean and working.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1-2m H x 1-2m W potted; to 20m in the garden. When it reaches the height you want, cut the 'leader' or main shoot.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide