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about this plant
The Ficus elastica ‘Robusta’ has large, oval shaped leaves, just like her sister Tineke. With her dark green, leathery leaves, the Robusta is a tough but elegant looking presence. In the past, the juices of Ficus were used to make rubber (hence her nickname 'rubber tree'), but nowadays this popular plant is often seen indoors and purifies the air in your living room air like a pro! This easy-care plant asks very little in return for her air purifying qualities. She is forgiving, easy to care for and grows well on low light. All she really wants is space to grow upwards – this girl is reaching for the stars! Do you think your Ficus Robusta is flowering? Then she is probably fooling you! New leaves grow from a beautiful red ‘sheath’, often mistaken for a flower unfurling.
- lovespartly shady
- care leveleasy
- benefitsair cleaner
Ficus Robusta is super easy going. She doesn’t need much water, so rather give her a little bit of water often than plenty of water at once. Always let the potting soil dry before watering her again. She likes to be placed in a light spot with indirect light, but not in direct sunlight. Try to keep her leaves clean of any dust by gently wiping the leaves individually with a soft and clean damp cloth or a feather duster. During spring and summer (the growing season), we recommend giving her some extra organic PLNTS food. She’ll love this treat!
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