Ficus elastica 'Abidjan'are often called 'Rubber Plants' and they have large, shiny, leathery leaves with obvious midribs. Each leaf emerges from a bright red protective sheath. Ficus elastica 'Abidjan' are part of the Moraceae family, 'Ficus' being the Latin for 'Fig'. They are native to the Himalayas, Malaysia, Sumatra and Java.
Pot: 17cm pot
Height: Approximately 45cm from base of pot.
Ceramic pot not included.
Secrets to success
Temperature: Ideally 15-24°C, keep out of draughts and sudden temperature drops.
Light: A bright spot is best, Ficus elastica 'Robusta' can handle more shade than Ficus elastica 'Tineke'.
Watering: Allow soil to dry out slightly between waterings.
Air Humidity: Average humidity is fine but higher humidity can be achieved by grouping plants together, misting, using a humidifier and placing your plant on a tray of watered pebbles.
Fertilising: Feed every 2-3 weeks during growing season, dilute fertiliser to half the recommended dosage.
Potting mix: A well draining mix works best.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.