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Assortment of Ficus elastica

Assortment of Ficus elastica

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These popular houseplants are valued for their large, glossy leaves, which can be green, variegated, or even black. Ficus elastica are relatively easy to care for and can adapt to a variety of light conditions. They make an excellent choice for both beginner and experienced gardeners.

Selection may vary by garden center.

Growing Information

Ficus elastica is a relatively easy houseplant to care for.

Light: Prefers a bright location with indirect light, but can also tolerate some shade.

Watering: Water your Ficus elastica when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Be careful not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot.

Humidity: Ficus elastica prefers average household humidity. You can increase the humidity around your plant by placing it on a tray of pebbles filled with water or using a humidifier.

Temperature: Ficus elastica is sensitive to cold drafts and sudden temperature changes. Avoid placing your plant near a window or door where it may be exposed to drafts.

Potting: Repot your Ficus elastica every two to three years, or when its roots begin to emerge from the drainage holes of the pot. Use a well-draining potting mix.

Fertilizer: Fertilize your Ficus elastica monthly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength.

Tips

  • Ficus elastica leaves can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
  • If you notice brown spots on the leaves of your Ficus elastica, it may be a sign of overwatering. Reduce the frequency of your watering.
  • If the leaves of your Ficus elastica are turning yellow, it may be a sign of underwatering or lack of light. Increase the frequency of your watering or move your plant to a brighter location.

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