Ficus Elastica propagation in Västerås, Sweden
The Rubber tree or Rubber plant is a classic houseplant which is closely related to the Fiddle Leaf Fig, also a member of the Ficus family. The stunning variegation of this rubber tree can sometimes appear as a watercolour effect on the leaves.
This is a growth story of a 7 year old plant which was cut down at the end of 2016. The cuttings from the plant were propagated, and the original tree stump has continue to grow and shows significant growth progress. The cutting and the original tree are cared for by @greenoholic. While this plant, known as the rubber tree is very popular, it is rare to find the variegated version. Luckily, there are some available on Amazon if you are looking for your own.
Three weeks later
The propagated cutting
The cutting was transferred into soil in early January 2017, and since then it has shown significant growth. In three months it has grown at least 5 new leaves.
See our other plant stories here
Click below for more posts which you might find interesting: