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Ficus elastica ’Variegata’

English name: Variegated rubber tree

Latin name: Ficus elastica ‘Variegata’

Family: Fig - Moraceae

Origin: India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, China, Malaysia, Indonesia

The variegated rubber tree can grow up to 30 metres tall. It has numerous aerial roots. The leaves are large, elliptical, leathery, dark green, and smooth-edged. The flowers are small and dioecious, located in a pear-shaped inflorescence, open at the top, which also contains the fruit.

The variegated cultivar is characterized by white- or yellow-coloured leaf margins.

Ficus elastica ’Variegata’