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All American Rubber tree.


By Stan510

All American Rubber tree. (Ficus elastica (Assam Rubber))

Still fine despite the one freezing night and the never ending rains.

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Most Ficus love water! It should grow very fast this year.

6 Mar, 2017


Its in a pot. Soon it will start showing all new growth and that Andy,gives it a much redder,look overall.
This is the winter look.

I could plant in ground- but I like where its at better. The Dilemma!

6 Mar, 2017


Yes, I like the look. There's several of this variety in my area here in San Diego. There's a big one around the corner from me in someone's back yard. It's so tall I can see it from the street.

7 Mar, 2017


Ruby might be fastest grower of them all. I saw one in Los Angeles on Google planted in a front yard. I thought- hey thats big. Then,I used Google maps to see it a few years before. IT WAS HUGE. Apparently the newest photo was after it had been pruned.
Finally a warming trend here. We might get to 70F later in the week..stay in the mid 60's.
March of 2015 we averaged 71f. I miss those good old drought temps..

7 Mar, 2017


I really like Ruby Rubber tree, also! Its leaves are so beautiful! It does grow huge, though. Not good for a small garden.

It warmed up here, also. Yesterday it was 61 degrees I was so cold all day! I hate it! LOL !

Today it's heading up to mid-70's. It's 71 degrees at 11:51 a.m., already. Tomorrow low-to-mid-80's! Yay! I'm tired of the cooler weather. Even though, the average for San Diego this February was still 2 degrees above average. Last February it was 10 degrees above average, with no rain. So glad we received the rain!

7 Mar, 2017


That variegated had a huge canopy-originally- on a not so huge trunk.
They are one of the few variegated plants that can do at least as well as the species in growth speed and size.

7 Mar, 2017


Most Ficus elastica varieties grow very fast here (in the ground). If they get trimmed back a little each year they grow even faster, I noticed.

8 Mar, 2017

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