Photo by Melody
Are you ready? It's time for our 14th annual photo contest! Enter your best pictures of the year, for a chance to win a calendar and annual subscription here. Hurry! Deadline for entries is October 21.

PlantFiles: Rubber tree
Ficus elastica 'Sylvia'

bookmark
Family: Moraceae (mor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ficus (FY-kus) (Info)
Species: elastica (ee-LASS-tih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sylvia

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Variegated
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Rubbery-Textured
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Click thumbnail
to view:

By Clare_CA
Thumbnail #1 of Ficus elastica by Clare_CA

By Secretary
Thumbnail #2 of Ficus elastica by Secretary

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral marygarrett On Mar 17, 2014, marygarrett from Plaquemine, LA wrote:

I've had this plant for about 3 yrs. now. It is always "droppy" the edges of the leaves turn brown so I watered it more. It's still droppy though. I just transplanted it and used Hynonex potting soil, which I now regret. Any suggestions on how I can perk it up????

Thanks,
Mary

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Plaquemine, Louisiana
Huffman, Texas



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America