Ficus elastica 'Abidjan'.
We are so excited to bring these sustainably grown plants to you.
The plants are grown in a UK nursery, using peat free soil and in their very own biodegradable coir plant pot by the very talented Harriets Plants. Completely plastic free!
The Ficus elastic 'Abidjan', part of the rubber plant family has stunning dark leaves which are a great contrast to the green of the leaves of many of our other plants. A gorgeous easy to care for addition!
Happy in bright indirect sunlight, ideally close to a window but not where the sun will hit the leaves.
Weekly watering - always checking the top two inches have dried before watering again. Water thoroughly as it enjoys a good soak but let dry out again before its next watering.
Hard to kill?
8/10 - A very forgiving and easy to care for plant. Worth noting that this plant is known to be toxic for pets and children so keep that in mind when purchasing!
How to pot.
The coir pot is completely biodegradable. We suggest keeping the plant in its coir pot for its first year. These can sit inside decorative pots or directly onto a saucer. The roots will start to grow through the pot so when you come to upgrade to a bigger size pot in spring you can add soil around the coir pot and it will continue to grow happily.
If you do want to remove the coir pot make sure to do this carefully. Cut the pot away, gently remove any roots that have attached and then pot into its new pot. The coir pot can then be recycled as it is biodegradable.