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Ficus elastica
Rubber plant
Karet kebo Moraceae
 

Ficus elastica, Rubberplant, Pohon karet, Karet kebo

 

Ficus elastica, Rubberplant, Pohon karet, Karet kebo, karet

From tropical Asia, this tree forms massive aerial roots Ficus elastica, Rubberplant, Pohon karet, Karet kebo, karetand high buttresses with age. , its rosy new leaves contrasting with the deep green mature leaves.
Its root system is aggressive.
Cultivars include Decora with bronze new leaves, and Doescheri with variegated gray-green and creamy white leaves with light pink midribs.
Cultivation: Figs grow to great heights in gardens and most species have vigorous, invasive root systems.
Many make excellent container and house plants when young.
Figs prefer full sun to part-shade and humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil .
Water potted specimens sparingly.
Propagate from seed or cuttings, or by aerial layering.

  

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