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Houseplants – Rubber Fig

  • Rubber fig 

Botanical name: ficus elastica ‘doescheri’ 

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: up to 13 ft tall and 5 ft in width 

Hardy zone: zones 7-10 

Foliage color: green/yellow/white/pink 

Growth rate: grows up to 2 ft per year 

Pruning instructions: remove dead or dying leaves as needed

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use:  great for shaded patios in containers 

Light needs:  3-4 hours of sun per day 

Special features: low maintenance and durable 

Watering instructions:  allow soil to completely dry between watering sessions 

Fertilizing instructions :  fertilize with a slow release water-soluble fertilizer in the spring/summer

Best time to plant: year-round 

Best type of soil: organic potting soil

Companion plants: monstera, fiddle-leaf fig, bird of paradise 

Toxicity level: potentially mildly toxic if ingested 

Invasive species: no

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