Sophia Rubber Fig Tree
Height: 53-58cm |
☘ Origin: Asia, particularly India, Malaysia and Java
☘ Family: Moraceae
☘ Botanical Name: Ficus Elastica
☘ Common Name(s): Ruby Rubber Fig · Rubber Fig · Rubber Tree · Variegated Rubber Plant
Rubber Fig represents abundance, happiness and wealth.
It is used in a variety of ways, and in the past it has been the main source of rubber production, this is where she earned its current name, the Rubber Tree.
With its large, rounded leaves, the Rubber Tree helps promote the flow of positive energy within a space. Position one in the wealth area of your home to enhance prosperity.
"Rubber Tree is Profitable". Rubber trees are tapped about once every two days, yielding a cupful of latex, containing approximately 50 grams (1.7 ounces) of solid rubber, each time.
As per Dr. Cena, 13-14 old rubber trees will provide a rubber farmer an annual income of about (US$ 6,500) every year. Dr. Cena further disclosed. As the trees grows older, the yield also increases, hence higher income.
☘ Has No Allergic Properties. As for its benefits, it is an excellent air-purifier and in removing toxins like formaldehyde from an indoor environment.
☘ Rubber plants can also be used to treat skin issues like skin rashes. This is because it has natural anti-inflammatory properties. Take 1-2 fresh leaves of the plant and mash. This mixture can be rubbed on the affected area for relief.