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Broad-Leaved Indian Rubber Plant

Ficus elastica 'Decora'

Also known as

Rubber Plant 'Decora'

Ficus elastica decora-3-yercaud-salem-India by Yercaud-elango (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60m

Max

60m

20m

Min

10m

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Broad-Leaved Indian Rubber Plant Overview

This tender evergreen tree has broad, glossy, leathery, oval, green leaves. These leaves have a white midvein on the upper surface, which is coloured red on the underside. On mature trees grown in open conditions, oblong, yellow oblong fruit may be produced.

Common problems with Broad-Leaved Indian Rubber Plant

How to propagate Broad-Leaved Indian Rubber Plant

Seed

Propagate by seed in spring.

Cuttings

Leaf-bud, stem-tip cuttings.

Layering

Air layering in summer.

Special features of Broad-Leaved Indian Rubber Plant

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Broad-Leaved Indian Rubber Plant

Grown for their foliage and for shade.