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Abidjan Rubber Plant

Ficus elastica 'Abidjan'

An exciting, darkly dramatic variety of a classic houseplant. New leaves emerge from the top of the plant in a spike-shape covered with a bright red sheath for an extra splash of color. Can easily be kept to a small size to fit your space, or let grow into a tall statement plant to add a tropical accent to a room.
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Grow Indoors in all zones

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Bright Indirect Light

Water when top two inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationFYE-kus ee-LASS-tih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 6 ft. tall or taller, 2 ft. wide, depending on pot size. Trim to maintain desired height.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleTropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Houseplant
Light NeedsBright Indirect Light
Special FeatureEasy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top two inches of soil is dry.

Prefers bright, indirect light, but will tolerate lower light conditions. Provide well-draining potting soil. Water when the top two inches of soil is dry; overwatering can cause leaf drop. Avoid sudden drops of temperature or cold drafts. Sticky sap is poisonous and can be a skin irritant: wash off promptly if it comes in contact with your skin.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

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Grow Indoors in All Zones