The Ficus Elastica Abidjan has been around for decades and its popularity has never waned. And with their burgundy shiny leaves, it’s not hard to see why this retro plant is still sought after.
Your Ficus will enjoy bright, indirect light but can cope in lower light if needs be (it will start to droop if conditions are too dark). Water when the top layer of soil starts to dry – if you over water the leaves will start to droop. It will also like an occasional misting and a weak dose of fertiliser once or twice a month during growing season.
While your Ficus will filter airborne toxins, it is poisonous to animals, so keep your pets out of harms way. Wiping the leaves with a damp cloth will help the leaves maintain their glossiness but be careful to avoid any sap, as it can be an irritant – wash your hands if any touches your skin.
With the right care, these plants can grow! Prune as you see fit.
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