ABOUT OUR PEAT FREE FICUS ELASTICA
Hello I’m Greta (named after Greta Thunberg), I’m going to change the world someday, will you join me for a greener and healthier planet? You might know me as the rubber plant, rubber tree or the Indian rubber tree. I have been a well loved houseplant since the 70s when I became the ‘it’ plant. While I enjoy the sunny and hot weather I will not object to my soil drying out. My leaves will start to droop when I’m ready for some water - this could be as infrequently as once a month!
Height (including coconut nursery pot) 35cm; pot diameter 11cm.
Pet safe: No
What makes me special?
I’m one of the first houseplants at Pointless Plants that has been grown in coconut coir. Most houseplants are grown in sphagnum or peat moss which is harvested from bogs around the world. The destruction of these bogs have contributed to the rise in CO2 that is released into the Earth’s atmosphere. I'm very happy to say that my potting mix is 100% peat-free and is made from the husk of a coconut, bark and wood chippings.
I’m a step in the right direction to real change for the good of our planet. I’ll also help you become a more environmentally conscious plant parent as well!
When it’s time to re-pot Greta use our peat free potting mix. Our mix is 100% coconut coir extracted from the husk of a coconut. Mix in 20-30% of perlite and orchid bark to help with drainage.
QUICK FICUS ELASTICA PLANT CARE
I like a well lit sunny room. Place me away from any bright windows.
I prefer my soil on the drier side and can go a few weeks without water.
I don’t mind being placed in a dry room but I would prefer a humid environment.
PLANT NAME INSPIRATION
All of our peat free houseplants have been named after inspirational people who have helped or are still helping the world to become a greener and more exciting place to live. Pair Greta with our other peat free plants and take the next step to a more environmentally conscious you!
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HEALTHY PLANT PROMISE
If you have received a damaged plant or within 30 days you have any trouble after following our care guidance we will offer you a replacement.