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Rubber Tree Variegata in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ficus elastica 'Variegata'

 

Rubber Tree 'Variegata'

The rubber plant (Ficus elastica) is a popular ornamental plant. In it's natural habitat it grows over 30 metres tall, however, the varieties grown inside are a much more manageable height. An excellent choice for a specimen pot plant with attractive foliage. This selection is a variegated form with dark green leaves, brushed with pale green and cream.

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plant Features
  • Rubber Tree Variegata likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Rubber Tree Variegata likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Rubber Tree Variegata is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Rubber Tree Variegata likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Rubber Tree 'Variegata'

Latin name

Ficus elastica 'Variegata'

type

Evergreens

family

Moraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Rubber Tree Variegata likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Rubber Tree Variegata is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Rubber Tree Variegata likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Rubber Tree Variegata likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Rubber Tree Variegata is 1.00meters x 2.50meters 1.00 M 2.50 M

Ficus elastica 'Variegata'

The rubber plant (Ficus elastica) is a popular ornamental plant. In it's natural habitat it grows over 30 metres tall, however, the varieties grown inside are a much more manageable height. An excellent choice for a specimen pot plant with attractive foliage. This selection is a variegated form with dark green leaves, brushed with pale green and cream.


Propagation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Increase by cuttings or air layering. Take 2-4 inches of lateral shoots from early spring to early summer insert in equal parts peat and sand and place in a propogating frame with a temperature of 16-18C. When rooted pot into 3 inch pots of the growing compost.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

The various species of ficus require different winter temperatures but they all grow in 4-12 inch pots, according to size, containing potting compost number 2 or a proprietary peat compost. For Rubber plants, in winter, provide a temperature of 16 -18C.

 
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