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Plant of the Month – Rubber Plant

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October’s feature plant is: Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)

This popular tropical plant, Ficus elastica, is a member of the Fig family. it is native to India, Nepal, Burma, China, Malaysia and Indonesia and in its natural habitat can grow to 100-130 ft in height, and occasionally as large as 200 ft, with a trunk nearly 7 ft in diameter. The broad oval leaves can reach 18 inches in length. Many varieties have been cultivated for use as an ornamental indoor plant, ...

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