Ficus elastica "Dunkellaubig"

Dark leaf rubber tree

Ficus elastica "Dunkellaubig"

Dark leaf rubber tree

  • Robust tropical woody plant
  • Dark, glossy, leathery leaves
  • Particularly suitable for large tropical terrariums
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Description

The India rubber tree is one of the best-known houseplants. This large-leaved fig species is native to tropical Asia, from north-east India to Indonesia. It has nothing to do with the Pará rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis), but its latex, the milky sap, was also used under the name Assam rubber. In the tropics, Ficus elastica grows to a height of about 20 to 40 m with a thick trunk and many aerial roots. Under indoor and terrarium conditions, however, its growth is only moderate and can be limited by pruning. There are several varieties of rubber tree. 'Dunkellaubig' has relatively small, glossy leaves with a very dark green shade.

Ficus elastica grows in any well-drained soil. This should be kept fresh to moderately moist and should neither dry out completely nor become waterlogged. When the rubber tree is well established, it can be supplied with a houseplant fertiliser. The light requirement is not high, strong lighting or sun can be tolerated. The temperature range is very wide, from about 10 to 29 °C.

Ficus elastica 'Dunkellaubig' ("Dark-leaved") looks splendid in larger terrariums, best as a solitary. The Rubber tree originates from tropical mountain forests and is therefore ideal for humid, only moderately warm environments, but tolerates dry air. Its large, dark, glossy foliage emphasises the jungle atmosphere and contrasts with small-leaved and lighter-coloured plants.

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Ficus elastica "Dark-leaved"
Cultivation Options Terrestrial
Growth Height Up to 2 - 3 m in terrariums, depending on the size of the terrarium and pruning
Temperature 18 - 24 °C, not below 15 °C
Humidity 50 - 70 %
Light Requirement Bright, indirect light; adaptable to partially shady conditions
Watering Moderate, allow soil surface to dry off between waterings
Fertilization Bi-monthly during growth with diluted liquid fertilizer
Propagation Cuttings, air layering
Suitable for Large terrariums, as a background plant, for creating shaded areas
Cultivation Options
Terrestrial
Growth Height
Up to 2 - 3 m in terrariums, depending on the size of the terrarium and pruning
Temperature
18 - 24 °C, not below 15 °C
Humidity
50 - 70 %
Light Requirement
Bright, indirect light; adaptable to partially shady conditions
Watering
Moderate, allow soil surface to dry off between waterings
Fertilization
Bi-monthly during growth with diluted liquid fertilizer
Propagation
Cuttings, air layering
Suitable for
Large terrariums, as a background plant, for creating shaded areas

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Our terrarium plants give every terrarium an individual, natural atmosphere and at the same time provide a healthy environment for all terrarium inhabitants. Our wide range of tropical, subtropical and even arid plants are easy to combine and enhance any terrascape. Whether it's strong succulents, subtle tillandsias, eye-catching neoregelias or wonderful orchids - we offer terrarium plants for different terrascapes from rainforest to desert.

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