The ficus Elastica ‘abijan’ will instantly add style and texture to your plant collection with its large glossy burgundy coloured leave. The rich tones range from burgundy to bronze and new emerging leaves are a beautiful bright colour in contrast. It is damn easy to care for. The rubber plant represents abundance, happiness and wealth. According to the teachings of feng shui the rubber plant's round leaves make it an ideal candidate to be placed in a corner in order to soften the sharp angles.
Botanical name: Ficus Elastica 'abidjan’
Other names: Rubber Tree, Rubber Plant, India Rubber Fig
Origin: India and Indonesia
Position: Bright but indirect light.
Features: Ficus elastica Abidjan stands out with its rich tones of bronze and burgundy leaf colour, with broad, glossy leaves held proudly on sturdy stems. You want to reignite a 70s classic look, buy the ‘abijan’ as its a stand out specimen.
Soil: Decent potting mix
Rate of growth: Fast.
Watering: Weekly in spring/summer but do let the soil dry out between watering and in winter reduce to every 10 days, keep testing the soil with your finger, still moist leave for another day.
Humidity: Average household humidity, mist weekly in summer
Temperature: 18oc degrees and above
Air filtrating: Yes
Fertilser: Half strength every couple of weeks in growing season, spring and summer.
Propagration: Yes from cuttings.
Pest/Diseases: Mealybugs, scale insects, spider mites, root rot nematodes and thrips.
Toxicity: Yes the sap is to pets and humans
Pot size: 14cm
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