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Ficus elastica 'Abidjan'

Rubber Plant, Indian Rubber Plant

Tender Shrub

What is Tender Shrub?

Stylish bronze and burgundy glossy foliage

Striking bright red buds and midribs

One of the best air purifying houseplants

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Ficus elastica 'Abidjan' is a striking rubber plant whose broad, glossy leaves boast rich bronze and burgundy tones. Both the leaf midribs and the furled buds are a bright lipstick red. A retro classic, this jungle native will make a real statement piece for any room, with the stunning burnished leaves making a stylish feature. But it's not all about looks – rubber plants are one of the best air-purifying houseplants, filtering out common toxins to keep your home or office fresh. Ficus elastica 'Abidjan' will thrive in a bright spot out of direct sun. Eventual height: 3m (10ft). Eventual spread: 1.5m (5ft).

Height Up to 300cm (118in)
Spread Up to 150cm (59in)

Tender Shrub

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dappled shadeshade


1 x 8.5cm Potted Plant (15cm tall) (KF1168)

Position Ficus elastica in a warm room away from cold draughts and radiators, with a constant temperature of between 16C (60F) and 24C (75F). Avoid positions which receive sudden drops in temperature as this may cause the plant to drops its leaves. Rubber Plants thrive in a brightly lit spot, avoiding the direct glare of the sun - however they can cope remarkably well in a more shaded position.
Water regularly between spring and autumn, allowing the pot to drain well after each watering. In winter, reduce watering but do not allow the compost to dry out completely. House plants should be fed regularly between March and September when they are in active growth. Any necessary pruning should be undertaken between in autumn or winter. Avoid moving Rubber Plants too often to prevent leaf drop.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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