Plant Details

The rubber plant, or Ficus Elastica, is a species of plant in the fig genus native to North Eastern India and surrounding regions. This plant was dubbed “the rubber plant” due to its sticky latex sap that was discovered to dry into a low quality rubber. However, this plant is not to be confused with the more famous rubber tree, (Hevea Brasiliensis) indigenous to the Amazon region of South America.

The Ficus Elastica enjoys moderate to bright indirect sunlight. Its deep purple and green leaves have a waxy coat that provides a beautiful glossy sheen. New growth often also exhibits shades of pink within the veins, making this a colorful, yet elegant statement plant. With proper lighting and watering habits the rubber plant will grow quickly, often doubling in size within a year.

Pot Details

Have a container picked out already? Want to plant the tree yourself? Don't mind a little dirt on the floor?

This option is for the bare plant in its nursery grow pot. The nursery pot can be placed inside of a larger container or can be removed to plant your specimen directly. Please note this is not considered a finished pot.

 

Ficus Elastica Burgundy (Rubber Plant) | 4"

4" Nursery Pot | details
$8 Plant
$8
$8 - $8
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✓ Nationwide shipping
✓ Includes Rubber Plant: mid-high light spaces
✓ Stands 6" - 12" tall
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✓ Nationwide shipping
✓ Includes Rubber Plant: mid-high light spaces
✓ Stands 6" - 12" tall
✓ 30 Day Plant Guarantee
✓ Learn more about this plant

Product Overview

  • Light Requirements

    This is a medium light plant. It will do best in a bright location with mostly indirect light. This would be directly in front of a North or East facing window. It will also thrive 5ft-10ft removed from a West or South facing window.

    Please note that obstructions can cause a considerable decrease in the available light. Windows facing other buildings or alleys, especially on the bottom floors, are particularly susceptible.

    The surest way to see if your space receives the light required for an indoor plant is to take a light meter reading. Please see our Lighting Guide for instructions.

  • Plant Care

    CARE LEVEL
    Moderate.

    LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
    Prefers bright indirect light, but is adaptable to medium light conditions.

    WATER REQUIREMENTS
    Be sure to water your plant upon delivery. Rubber plants prefer moderately moist soil. A thorough watering when the top 1" - 2" of the soil are dry is ideal. This plant is sensitive to overwatering and susceptible to root rot.

    HUMIDITY PREFERENCE
    Medium humidity. Place your plant away from hot or cold air drafts.  This plant appreciates a gentle misting: the large leaves are dust collectors, and misting will help keep the leaves clean.

  • Return Policy

    All of our small potted plants are covered under our 30 Day Plant Guarantee. If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, simply send it back and we'll refund your payment.

    We guarantee our potted plants are shipped in prime condition. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, please email us at info@greenerynyc.com, or call our studio at 646-543-3797 and we will happily refund your purchase.  Please include your order number when contacting us.

Plant Details

The rubber plant, or Ficus Elastica, is a species of plant in the fig genus native to North Eastern India and surrounding regions. This plant was dubbed “the rubber plant” due to its sticky latex sap that was discovered to dry into a low quality rubber. However, this plant is not to be confused with the more famous rubber tree, (Hevea Brasiliensis) indigenous to the Amazon region of South America.

The Ficus Elastica enjoys moderate to bright indirect sunlight. Its deep purple and green leaves have a waxy coat that provides a beautiful glossy sheen. New growth often also exhibits shades of pink within the veins, making this a colorful, yet elegant statement plant. With proper lighting and watering habits the rubber plant will grow quickly, often doubling in size within a year.

Pot Details

Have a container picked out already? Want to plant the tree yourself? Don't mind a little dirt on the floor?

This option is for the bare plant in its nursery grow pot. The nursery pot can be placed inside of a larger container or can be removed to plant your specimen directly. Please note this is not considered a finished pot.

 

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