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Ficus Elastica / Rubber Plant

Ficus Elastica / Rubber Plant

Pot Type: Plastic Pot

Regular price Dhs. 33.00
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Ficus Elastica, also known as the Rubber Plant, is a stunning and versatile indoor plant that flourishes in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s climate. known for its high tolerance to heat and arid conditions. With the right care, it will thrive in the desert climate while offering numerous benefits, from air purification to aesthetic enhancement. This evergreen beauty is an excellent choice for both indoor and outdoor gardening in the UAE. Embrace the elegance of this plant and experience its unique charm in the UAE's climate.

Rubber Plant Care Tips

Sunlight and Location

Ficus elastica thrives in bright, indirect light. In the UAE, it's advisable to place your Rubber Plant in a location that receives filtered or dappled sunlight, especially during the hottest months. Indoor placement near a sunny window is an excellent option.

Soil and Potting Mix

Use a well-draining potting mix with good aeration. Ensure proper drainage in the pot or container.

Watering in a Dry Climate

In the arid UAE climate, it's crucial not to overwater your Rubber Plant. Allow the top inch or two of soil to dry out between watering. Adjust your watering schedule according to the humidity levels.

Temperature and Environment

Ficus elastica prefers warm temperatures and can tolerate the UAE's heat. Protect it from cold drafts or sudden temperature fluctuations. It can be grown outdoors in milder UAE regions, but some shade during the hottest part of the day may be necessary.

Fertilization

Ficus elastica doesn't require heavy feeding. Use a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer).

Benefits of Growing Ficus elastica in the UAE

Air-Purifying Qualities

Ficus elastica is renowned for its air-purifying properties, removing harmful indoor pollutants and providing you with cleaner, fresher air in your home.

Aesthetic Beauty

The Rubber Plant's striking, glossy leaves and elegant growth make it a visually appealing addition to your indoor and outdoor spaces, enhancing the aesthetics of your home or garden in Dubai (UAE).

Low Maintenance

Ficus elastica is relatively low maintenance, making it a perfect choice for busy individuals or those new to gardening in the UAE.

Common Rubber Plant Issues in the UAE and Troubleshooting

Overwatering

In the arid UAE climate, the most common issue is overwatering. Allow the soil to dry out between watering to prevent root rot.

Sunburn

While Ficus elastica can tolerate sunlight, excessive exposure to the intense UAE sun can cause sunburn. Provide some shade or filtered light during the hottest hours.

 

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