Buy Rubber Tree Plant Brisbane Southside – Indoor Plant Nursery
Looking for a nursery that stocks the Rubber Plant on the Brisbane Southside for your home or office? Wellers Hill Hardware and Landscaping Supplies have a great indoor plant nursery in Tarragindi Brisbane Southside. We stock a wide range of indoor plants including a great selection of the most popular. We’re a family run business that has been in this Tarragindi location for decades. Looking for a particular plant? Why not give us a call today on 07 3848 1682.
Some of the other popular plants that we stock include; Prayer plants, Umbrella tree, Peace lily, Devils ivy, Rubber plant, Fiddle fig, Zu-zu plant, Swiss-cheese plant, Elephants ear, Range of Philodendron, Range of Ficus, Range of Ferns.
We’re local to the following suburbs: Holland Park, Holland Park West, Nathan, Mount Gravatt, Mount Gravatt East, Salisbury, Greenslopes, Annerley, Moorooka, Yeronga, Yeerongpilly
The Rubber Tree Plant
Ficus elastica, often known as the rubber fig, rubber bush, rubber tree, rubber plant, or Indian rubber bush, Indian rubber tree, is a flowering plant native to eastern South Asia and Southeast Asia.
It is a massive tree in the banyan family of figs, that, when grown outside, reach heights of 30–40 m – rarely 60 m – with a trunk diameter of 2 m. The rubber tree plant anchors itself in the earth to sustain hefty branches. The trunk generates aerial and buttressing roots.
It has broad lustrous oval leaves that are 10–35 cm long and 5–15 cm wide; the leaf size is biggest on young plants (sometimes up to 45 cm long), and considerably smaller on older trees (typically 10 cm).
How To Grow A Rubber Tree Plant In A Pot
- The rubber tree plant needs a well-lit area out of direct sunlight, so this should be considered when choosing a spot for your rubber tree plant.
- Partially fill your new pot with a premium potting mix.
- Remove the rubber tree plant from its temporary plastic pot with care, position it in the new pot, backfill with potting mix and water in well.
- The rubber tree plant likes a potting mix that is consistently slightly moist. This is easily checked by inserting your finger in the potting mix or using a moisture meter.
Rubber Tree Plant Care Tips
- Rubber tree plants will collect dust on their leaves indoors, to help the leaves do their job, its essential to wipe the leaves down gently as needed with a damp cloth.
- If you are happy with the height of your rubber tree plant and want to keep it at this size for management, you can cut off the tips. This will also prompt bushier growth.
- Rubber tree plants can grow quickly and could require repotting every couple of years.