5 Cultivars Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica) with Enchanting Leaves

Rubber Plant
Rubber Plant or Rubber Fig (Ficus elastica) is a tree species in the genus Ficus that produces large, thick, and shiny leaves.

Rubber plant trees are native to northeast India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, China, Malaysia, and Indonesia. However, it is now cultivated throughout the world as an indoor and outdoor ornamental tree.

The original species of Rubber Plant has dark green leaves, and five cultivars have colorful foliage such as dark red, yellowish-green, or green and white (variegated).

If you want to own one of the 5 Rubber Plant cultivars, make sure you know all the cultivars available. It may be that one of them may be your best choice.

Below Names of Trees has listed 5 Rubber Plant cultivars that you can choose from.

 

1. Ficus elastica ‘Burgundy’

Burgundy Rubber Plant
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F. elastica ‘Burgundy’ is the cultivar most widely cultivated and grown as an indoor ornamental plant. This is also one of the complementary trees for beautiful room decoration with its dark red leaves.

 

2. Ficus elastica ‘Decora’

Decora Rubber Plant
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F. elastica ‘Decora’ or better known as the Decora Rubber Plant is a cultivar of F. elastica which has bright green leaves. This plant cultivar is also very commonly cultivated as an ornamental tree in the yard or a pot on the terrace of the house.

 

3. Ficus elastica ‘Robusta’

Robusta Rubber Plant
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F. elastica ‘Robusta’ synonym F. elastica ‘Ruby’ or Robusta Rubber Plant is a cultivar of F. elastica with dark reddish-green leaves. At first glance, the shape and color are almost the same as the Burgundy Rubber Plant, but the Robusta Rubber Plant still looks green on its leaves.

 

4. Ficus elastica ‘Shivereana’

Shivereana Rubber Plant
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F. elastica ‘Shivereana’ is a White Rubber Plant that has the most striking leaves. The leaves have a yellowish or creamy white color with tiny green patches like sand. This cultivar is commonly grown as an ornamental tree in public gardens or large yards because of its striking foliage even if it is placed in a back or corner position.

 

5. Ficus elastica ‘Variegated’

Variegated Rubber Plant
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For those of you who are fans of ornamental trees, especially indoors, you must be familiar with F. elastica ‘Variegata’. The variegated cultivar is the cultivar that most people are looking for, whether it is from the Rubber Plant species or other plants. Each cultivar variegated must have leaves with beautiful milky white hues. The same is the case with Rubber Plant Variegata which also has green leaves with a thick milky white hue.

Especially for the variegated cultivar, it is not only in white color, but there is also a dark pink and yellow color.

Those are the 5 Rubber Plant cultivars that you can choose according to your taste. Make sure to match the color of the leaves with your decor if you want to place them indoors.

 

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