Ficus Umbellata "Rubber Tree"
Ficus umbellata, also known as the cluster fig or Indian fig, is a species of tropical fig tree native to Asia and Australia. It is a small to medium-sized tree that can grow up to 20 meters tall in its natural habitat but can be maintained at a smaller size when grown indoors as a houseplant. Ficus umbellata is named for its small fig-like fruits that grow in clusters on the tree's branches. The leaves are glossy, oval-shaped, and can grow up to 6 inches long and 4 inches wide. They are arranged alternately on the stem and have prominent veins. The plant prefers bright, indirect light and moderate watering, allowing the soil to dry out partially between waterings. It is a relatively easy plant to care for, making it a popular choice for indoor gardeners. Ficus umbellata is also known for its air-purifying qualities, making it a great choice for improving indoor air quality.