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Ficus elastica Robusta

Indian Rubber Plant

Tender Shrub

What is Tender Shrub?

Magnificent indoor specimen tree

An almost unkillable houseplant

An almost unkillable houseplant

Large glossy leaves

Easy to grow

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A well know house plant, instantly recognisable for its leathery, glossy, evergreen leaves. Indian Rubber Plants are reliable, undemanding and easy to grow. This popular plant enjoys a sunny position but copes well with shade, making it useful for those darker north facing rooms in your home. Over many years, with a little care, it will form a splendid indoor tree making a superb focal point. Height: Up to 300cm (118"). Spread: Up to 150cm (59").

Please note: Some houseplants are toxic or harmful to pets if ingested. If you believe your pet has consumed a poisonous plant then seek veterinary attention immediately. Take a sample of the plant with you.

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

Tender Shrub

conservatorygreenhouse

sun or semi shade


1 x 12cm Potted Plant (35cm Tall) (KA2911)
2 x 12cm Potted Plants (TKA8205)

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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