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Rubber Plant (Ficus)

Ficus elastic

$19.95

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-t- Planting Mix
Rubber Plant (Ficus) Planting Mix

Helps your Rubber Plant (Ficus) get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator
$19.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Launcher
Root Rocket Launcher

Explosive Growth for All of Your Plants

Rocket your lawn and plants to new heights with Root Rocket™ Launcher! All-natural and all-in on healthful benefits, Root Rocket™ is a propriety blend of nutrients that have been horticulturalist-tested and proven to help young plants transition from nursery to soil or a more permanent container. Root Rocket™ Launcher improves on that special mix with a water-soluble twist – so your lawn and garden can now be sprayed with the naturally-crafted solution you love for soil. And this pre-made care package in a handy drawstring bag makes it all the more effortless to keep your plants lush and vibrant, with the following items included: Root Rocket™ Launcher solution Root Rocket™ Launcher spray bottle 50-ft. nylon retractable hose

$19.95

Growing Zones: 4-11 indoors / Indoors



Growing Zones Indoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

7-8 ft.

Mature Width:

2-3 ft.

Sunlight:

Partial Sun

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Great

Botanical Name:

Ficus elastic

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

A Simple & Resilient Houseplant That Will Add The Perfect Touch!

This Rubber Plant (aka “Burgundy Bush) is a stunning ornamental Ficus. It lights up any room as a centerpiece or table plant at 1 to 2 feet tall.  Let it grow to 3 feet tall for a welcoming addition to an entranceway – or a warm enhancement beside your fireplace!

Continue to let it grow, and it can climb to great heights.  It will mature to 8 feet tall with ease indoors, making quite an impressive accent to your family room’s décor.  Planted in the ground in zones 10 and 11, the Burgundy Bush will actually reach 40 feet in height!

Unusual and Bold Foliage
This is not your typical Ficus.  The Burgundy bush develops large 4 inch-wide leaves that will extend up to 12 inches long.  The most impressive aspect is the deep burgundy/chocolate hues and vibrant red midrib.  Add warmth to any living space, or even grow this beautiful plant in your office. Keep in mind that if the air is very dry, you should mist the rich, glossy foliage from time to time with a spray bottle of water.   

Easiest Houseplant To Grow!
Known as the ultimate “starter” plant because of its low maintenance and simplistic nature, it will give confidence to first time growers.  Able to handle a decent amount of neglect, this Rubber Plant is forgiving when not watered regularly. In fact it prefers to dry out between waterings.  

It’s not finicky about the environment. Temperatures that meet our comfort level are agreeable with this plant. The ideal temperature is between 65 degrees and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

It likes bright light, but not direct sunlight for an extended amount of time.  If you prefer to place it in front of a window, it will be most successful if shielded by a sheer curtain.  This allows a degree of bright light in - without scorching the gorgeous leaves or fading its color.

The Rubber Plant (Ficus) – Burgundy Bush is available right now! Place your order, and we’ll ship it out within 24 hours.





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Arrived in good condition. Looks very healthy but we’ll see after it’s been in its pot for a little while. It’s quite pretty and has new growth. Hopefully it lives!
March 5, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
9

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Rubber Plant (Ficus)



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Rubber Plant (Ficus).

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Rubber Plant (Ficus) gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Rubber Plant (Ficus) again after the transplant is complete.


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Why did you choose this?
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My parents have one that is about 20 years old and it is tall and beautiful.
Pamela B on Mar 15, 2018
I heard that it is low-maintenance and great for new plant owners like myself. Can't wait to get it!
Sarah O on Mar 2, 2018
My parents have one that is about 20 years old and it is tall and beautiful.
Pamela B on Mar 15, 2018
I have low light in living room
JOAN S on Mar 5, 2018
I heard that it is low-maintenance and great for new plant owners like myself. Can't wait to get it!
Sarah O on Mar 2, 2018
I have low light in living room
JOAN S on Mar 5, 2018

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