The Rubber plant, in Latin Ficus Abidjan, is a strong air-purifying plant that can withstand many conditions. For example, the Ficus can live well in partial shade to shade, the plant needs little water and is well resistant to insects. The rubber plant owes its name to the fact that rubber was once made from the leaves. Today, the plant is only grown to look beautiful in living rooms and offices. The Ficus originally comes from Africa, but the plant is also found in South America, Australia and Asia. The Ficus belongs to the Moraceae, or Mulberry family, plant family. This species of Ficus, namely the Ficus Elastica Abidjan, has very large leaves that have the shape of an oval. The leaves are glossy and have a red-green color. Very unique is that the underside of the leaf is purple/red. A beautiful striking houseplant!
The Ficus Abidjan is a very easy houseplant. The Rubber Plant likes a light position but not direct sunlight. So do not place the plant too close to the window. Furthermore, the Ficus prefers a temperature of at least 15 degrees. It is advisable to remove the leaves from time to time to promote growth, as they can collect a lot of dust. The Ficus Abidjan needs water about 1 or 2 times a week. Let the soil dry out well between watering, and the plant needs less water during the winter. Between March and September, the Ficus would like to receive some plant food on a regular basis. Ultimately, the Rubber Plant can grow up to 2 meters high in a spacious pot! Be careful, because the Ficus Abidjan is poisonous to children and animals.
The Ficus Abidjan is supplied with a height of 80-100 centimeters (measured including pot). The pot has a diameter of 24 centimeters.