Black Knight Rubber Tree - Ficus elastica - 2.5L / 17cm / Medium

$34.99

The Ficus elastica is often referred to as the Rubber Tree because the sap of this species is the original source of latex, but there's nothing plastic about this tree. It's alive. The Black Knight Ficus elastica Rubber Tree has striking sturdy black-green leaves and fire engine red growth tips to rival any flower. The ideal low maintenance plant for beginner plant keepers or beyond.

Light Requirements: Bright Indirect Light is ideal, can handle part-day Sun. Provide enough light to maintain the dark leaves otherwise they may revert to green.

Moisture & Soil Requirements: Prefers evenly moist soil with good drainage in warm seasons - never soggy soil. Water when the first few centimetres of soil are dry.

Growth & Nutrients: Tree /shrub. Aggressive roots, will fill up nearly any container, keep away from water pipes outside. Prune at the start of spring to the desired shape. Suits apartments or houses of any size. Feed with a general-purpose fertiliser for containers from the start of spring each year to autumn when growth slows down.

Temperature, Humidity & Ambient requirements: Prefers warm humid environments inside but can deal with most home environments. Grows well outdoors in frost-free northern NZ

Toxicity: Moderately toxic. Don't let anyone or anything eat it. The sap is a skin irritant so do not touch.

Plant Size Guide

We select the biggest and best available each time. A photo captures a moment in time but plant sizes, shapes and colours change constantly throughout the seasons.

Small Plants - 14cm wide nursery pot - 1 Litre volume - Plants fit in a 50cm tall box.

Medium Plants -  17cm wide pots either 2L hanging pot or 2.5L nursery pot - Plants fit in a 75cm tall box.

Large Plants - 25cm wide pot, 10L volume. Plants fit in a 100cm tall box.

XL Plants - Plants over 100cm tall in pot sizes specified, 25cm/10L or greater and are hand delivered within Auckland/Northland only.

Shipping Info

Each Small, Medium & Large plant is individually contained within its own protective cardboard Plant Carton which may be joined to other cartons in your order.

Plant courier orders are processed Monday - Wednesday. North Island orders are targeted overnight delivery, South Island orders are sent on a 2-day service.

Monday - We send orders placed on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Tuesday - We send Weekend orders from Saturday & Sunday.

Wednesday - We send orders placed from Monday and Tuesday

We aim for overnight delivery to North Island addresses and a 2 day service for South Island addresses.

XL Plants are delivered within urban Auckland & Whangarei only and this service is for non-urgent orders only. We may deliver at any time Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday in Auckland and you need to have a sheltered accessible position for us to deliver to.

You'll receive tracking information via email once your parcels are ready.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
100%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
N
N.W.
A glossy beauty!

Over the moon with my black knight, thank you so much!

M
M.
Amazing

Stunning plant! So safely packaged! I can’t wait to order more from you guys :)

A
A.W.

Black Knight Rubber Tree - Ficus elastica - 2.5L / 17cm / Medium

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
100%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
N
N.W.
A glossy beauty!

Over the moon with my black knight, thank you so much!

M
M.
Amazing

Stunning plant! So safely packaged! I can’t wait to order more from you guys :)

A
A.W.

Black Knight Rubber Tree - Ficus elastica - 2.5L / 17cm / Medium

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
100%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
N
N.W.
A glossy beauty!

Over the moon with my black knight, thank you so much!

M
M.
Amazing

Stunning plant! So safely packaged! I can’t wait to order more from you guys :)

A
A.W.

Black Knight Rubber Tree - Ficus elastica - 2.5L / 17cm / Medium

Shipped Safely

We designed and made custom Plant Cartons to ensure a snug fit and safe trip to your home.

Mon-Wed Dispatch Times

- Monday - We/Th/Fr orders
- Tuesday - Sa/Su orders
- Wednesday - Mo/Tu orders

NZ-Wide Courier Rates

$13.50 Shipping gets you up to 4 Small or Medium Plants sent to Auckland or 2 Small Plants or 1 Medium Plant NZ-Wide.

Visit Safe Shipping Page for the full shipping price list.