Ficus elastica - Rubber Plant, Rubber Tree

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Ficus elastica - Rubber Plant, Rubber Tree Ficus benjamina - Creeping Fig Ficus lyrata - Fiddleleaf Fig

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The figs are a group of large house plants. They grow best in an east window and require some shade from summer sun in bright locations. Some figs tolerate low light situations. Keep the soil evenly moist and fertilize at 2- week intervals during periods of active growth. The ideal temperatures are 62 to 65 degrees at night and 80 to 85 degrees during the day. Repot in late winter or early spring. Wash the leaves with water and a soft cloth when they get dusty. Pruning may be done in the spring.

Propagation for upright types is by air layering and simple layering for creeping types. Other methods are leaf bud cuttings and stem tip cuttings.

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