The Rubber plant, in Latin the Ficus Elastica, 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. Originally the Ficus 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. The Ficus Elastica Belize is characterized by the variegated leaves that have a beautiful pink color, making it a striking and beautiful plant in the house!
The Ficus Elastica Belize 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 Belize needs water about 1 or 2 times a week. Allow the soil to dry out thoroughly 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 Elastica Belize is poisonous to children and animals.
Upon delivery, the plant has a height of 80 to 100 cm (measured incl. pot). The plant is supplied in a pot with a diameter/diameter of 24 cm.